Workplace Legislation In this report I will be explaining about Workplace Legislation information, covering topics such as Equal Opportunities, Data Protection, Health & Safety and Environmental Issues. I will include my findings from research, a conclusion and Finally covering my information Sources. Equal Opportunities What is meant by diversity and why it should be valued? During my findings I discovered that Diversity can be defined as differences in heritage, race, beliefs, customs, mental capabilities, physical appearance and Sexual orientation to name a few. It should be valued because nobody is completely the same as any other person and if diversity is not valued then it may lead to hatred and even violence. Diversity is affected by recognizing individual differences and managing them sensitively and effectively. If diversity is not valued, it will be seen as unlawful discrimination which may dis credit a business and in some cases cost the company if someone took legal action for discrimination. The Benefits of Diversity to an Organisation The globalization of the term Diversity has made it prominent all over the world within the working environment. When people with diverse backgrounds work as part of a team the company progresses and grows at a rapid rate. Apart from this, there are numerous other benefits of diversity in a workplace. I have found some examples of these benefits:- * Increases adaptability if organisations have a diverse workforce they are better equipped in supplying a greater variety of solutions for problems in sourcing, service and allocation of resources. People from diverse backgrounds bring with them diverse experiences and talents in suggesting proposals that can easily be adapted to fluctuating market conditions and customer demands. * When the organisation has a diverse set of skills, competencies and expenses such as language and cultural understanding. It becomes capable of providing services to a greater variety of customers. * When diverse workforces communicate varying points of view comfortably, there is a larger pool of experiences and ideas. Therefore the business strategy and that of customers are fulfilled quiet effectively. * Companies that follow the concept of workplace diversity automatically inspire all their employee’s to perform to their highest ability. All plans and strategies of the company are efficiently executed, resulting in improved productivity, increased revenue and higher return on investment. * When an organization is able to embrace employee’s having diverse skills and cultural view points, it is better able to understand the needs and desires of the customers residing in different parts of the world. * Employee’s coming from different backgrounds brings individual experiences and talents, which invariably contribute to the overall growth of a company. However all these benefits associated with diversity in the workplace come attached with many challenges both for the Business and the employees belonging to diverse cultures. For effective application of diversified approaches the management has to play a key role so that people belonging to diverse cultures are accepted and get adjusted to the organizational environment. How to Treat People in a way that respects their abilities, backgrounds, values, customs and beliefs During my research I have found and believe that the best way to treat people in a way that respects their abilities, backgrounds, values, customs and beliefs is by being polite, tolerant and patient when dealing with people and treating them with respect and dignity. Sorting out disagreements show understanding and sensitivity to people’s problems, vulnerabilities and needs. Deal with diversity issues and give positive practical support to staff who may feel exposed. It may make people feel valued by listening to and supporting their needs. Understand what offends others…
Data Protection Act 1998 is the legislation which requires to record, store and share information correctly. It says that data must be :
used fairly and lawfully
used for limited, specifically stated purposes
used in a way that is adequate, relevant and not excessive
kept for no longer than is absolutely necessary
handled according to people’s data protection rights
kept safe and secure
not transferred outside the UK without adequate protection.
There is many different reasons to keep…
“Main issues concerning proper data protection and security”
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Nowadays the right product or service is no longer the key to success, nor are the money, resources or skills. Nowadays the most precious asset in each business is INFORMATION. Information is generated from proper data, therefore the data security and protection is a crucial issue for all organizations - no matter…
3.1 Summarise the main points of legislation and procedures covering confidentiality, data protection and the disclosure of information
1. What does ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ say about information sharing?
Effective sharing of information between professionals and local agencies is essential for effective identification, assessment and service provision. Early sharing of information is key to providing effective early help where there are emerging problems. At the other end of…
The Data Protection Act : The Data Protection Act (1998) (DPA) is a law which explains the law on how the data of people can be processed. The DPA is the main body of law which outlines how personal data should be protected. The Act was passed so that the UK was in line with the EU data protection directive of 1995. In reality, the DPA enables employees to control the information that a business holds on them. The DPA has eight principles and requires businesses to keep personal information…
1.1: List the aspects of employment covered by law
The aspects of employment covered by law can be divided into four different sections. They are:-
1. Health and safety at work act 1974
2. Data protection 1998
3. Employment rights and responsibilities 1996
4. Pay and pensions
1.2: List the main features of current employment legislation
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
The Health and safety acts main feature is to provide a framework for ensuring the health and safety of all employees…
requested by HMRC for up to three years after the end of the financial year in which they relate.
Q2: What data relating to employees might this organisation want to collect and how will this support HR or L&D practices? (Give two examples of types of data)
The organisation might collate data relating to their employees attendance in order to improve workforce management, collect data for the payroll department and assist HR in providing information about when staff are absent or late for work…
1.5 Data Protection – Personal data shall be obtained only for one or more specified and lawful purposes, and shall not be further processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or those purposes.
Grievance – Grievances are dealt with and resolved informally through discussion between the aggrieved employee and their line manager. Grievances are concerns, problems or complaints raised by an employee and must be made in writing. However, before using the grievance procedure it is expected…
Assignment 2- Confidentiality and data protection when running a home based childcare service.
As a child minder I will receive lots of information not only on the child but also on their families too. This information could include both written and verbal information and could range from things like birth dates, addresses, health and dietary needs, allergies and general information about them.
Any information I receive should remain confidential at all times, the information…
information on a computer that isn’t yours without permission from the owner.
Data Protection Act 1998
Personal data should be obtained fairly and lawfully.
You should be made aware of any information collected about you and you should be asked if it is ok for them to take it.
Personal data can only be held only for specified and lawful purposes.
They have to state why they want to collect and store personal information.
Personal data should be adequate, relevant and not excessive for the required purpose…