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Unit 1 Principles of Personal Responsibilities

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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).

Employers and Employees name
Date the employment started
Employees job description and responsibility
Hours of work per week

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

Data protection
Pay and pensions
Health and safety

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

Pay and Pensions
Employment rights and responsibilities.
Health and safety

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 – line managers
Internal – employment handbook
Internal – documentation held within a company
External – trade unions
External – human rights commission
External – government / other websites
External – libraries

4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees.

Representative bodies, such as trade unions can support employees with defending rights of the employees, be the voice of the employees, make sure companies work within the laws so that employees are treated fairly, Keep pay and pensions fair.
And also about health and safety.

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.

Employers should treat people fairly and equally.


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