Essay on Employment and Business Environment

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Unit one: Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment


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Please note that this Assessment document has 8 pages and is made up of 7 Sections.

Name: Anna Turner

Section 1 – Know the employment rights and responsibilities of the employee and employer

1. Identify four main points that would be included in a contract of employment. If possible, use an example contract to support your answer (feel free to obscure any confidential information).

I think four main points that would be included in a contract of employment are:
1. Names of the Parties (The employer’s organisation details and the employee’s full name and address)
2. Job Title and Description
3. Hours of Work (The employee's hours are specified within the contract, however the employee also agrees to work additional hours if the employer reasonably requests it. However, the hours cannot exceed the 48-hour per week as specified by the Working Time Regulations.)
4. Salary (This details the employee's gross salary before tax, national insurance and any deductions. It also specifies when payment is made.)

2b) List three key points of legislation that affect employees in a business environment.

By UK law every (small or big) aspect business covered by legislation in all sectors...some of them I'll list below: 1) Employment rights and responsibilities (statutory/contractual employment rights)

2) Pay and pensions (the national minimum wage , the working time regulations, organisations should have occupational pension and there should be access to a stakeholder pension scheme..) 3) Data protection (restricts the use of personal data stored in computers or in structured paper files.)

3. Identify a range of places where a person can find information on employment rights and responsibilities. You should identify at least two internal and two external sources of information
Internal sources of information- Line managers, informed colleagues, staff association representatives.

External sources of information-Libraries, citizen advise bureau, equality and human rights commission.

4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees.

The representative bodies can support employees in many different directions-for example collective redundancy, pensions, health and safety and many other situations.

5. Briefly describe employer and employee responsibilities for equality and diversity in a business environment. You should give at least two employer responsibilities and two employee responsibilities.

If possible, provide relevant equality and diversity procedures from your workplace (or place of study) to support your answer. These documents should be annotated to highlight the relevant sections.

In all organisations, it's important that all employees are treated in an equally fair way and are given equal opportunities…
Employer responsibility for example: train staff on equality and diversity topics and also ensure that line managers appreciate diversity and promote fair treatment for all members of the organisation.

Employee responsibility - .Be polite, patient and treat people with the respect that you would expect for you self from other people…also try to recognise that some differences of opinion will exist.

6. Briefly explain the benefits of making sure equality and diversity