Rights and Responsibilities at Work Essay

1136 Words Jan 8th, 2013 5 Pages
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Section one
Rights And responsibilities at work

Employment contracts
Terms and conditions
An employment contract is a very important document. It spells out the key things you can expect from your employer and what your employer expects from you.
Once you’ve worked for your employer for two months, you have the legal right to receive details of your terms and conditions of employment in writing.
This information may come in a letter or a formal contract of employment. Alternatively, you may get a document outlining the main terms of employment, with signposts to where you can find other essential information.

What should be included in an employment contract

Employers name
( This will be the name of
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Some sources of information may be found within an organisation (known as internal sources) while other sources are found outside the organisation (known as external sources).

Internal sources of information

Internal sources of information may include: * Line managers * Personnel specialists * Informed colleagues * Staff association representatives * Trade union representatives * Books and documents held within the organisation.
External sources of information

External sources of information may include: * Libraries * Citizens Advice Bureau * Legal professionals * Educational establishments / courses * Trade unions – regional and / or head office * Chambers of Commerce * Employer / industry organisations * ACAS * Business Link * Government * Equality and Human Rights Commission.

As you can see, there are many sources of high quality information out there. By taking time to explore this information, most people should be able to find out what they need to know.

The following websites are all useful sources of information: * acas.org.uk * equalityhumanrights.com * businesslink.gov.uk * direct.gov.uk

Representative bodies

Support for staff
One of the ways that employees can receive help and support in the workplace is through representative bodies.
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