Principles of Personal Responsibilities and Working in a Business Environment

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Unit one: Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment Section 1: Rights and responsibilities at work This section will help you to evidence Learning Outcome 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). Four main points in a standard would be: • Employer’s name whether he is a physical person or a company • Employee’s name so that both parties entering in a contract are named • Job title and maybe a brief description of the responsibilities and duties that the employee must assume • Hours of work whether it is full time, part time or 0 hours contract it still needs to be mentioned. 2a) List three key points of legislation that affect employers in a business environment. 1. Data protection. Employers are obliged by law to protect the privacy of their employees and limit their demands. 2. Pay. The employers must follow the law and cannot improvise when it comes to the fees that they are expected to offer 3. Contractual rights. These supplement the statutory employment rights and protect the employees from unfair treatment and discrimination. 2b) List three key points of legislation that affect employees in a business environment. 1. Equal pay Act 1970 - Employees who do equal work or work of equal value must receive the same pay as workers of the other sex. 2. Sex Discrimination Act 1975 - Employees cannot be sexually discriminated in employment, training or recruitment. 3. Employment Protection Act 1978 - Employees must be given a written contract of employment. 3. Identify a range of places where a person can find information on
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