Part A: Informed Citizenship
1. Personal Values
5 Key Rights and Responsibilities, I believe are important of Canadian citizenship are: (1 being the most important of the five)
1. Legal Rights- The right to have fair treatment (not to be given cruel or unreasonable punishment) until proven guilty. 2. The Right to Equality.
3. The Right to Express Religion: freedom to conscience and religion. 4. Freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression
5. Democratic Rights- The right to vote.
I decided that the legal right: the right to have fair treatment (not to be given cruel or unreasonable punishment) until proven guilty should be considered most important of the five because no one should be imprisoned or convicted with a crime/punishment they don’t deserve. I believe everyone should be seen innocent until proven guilty with sustainable evidence of the crime that has been convicted. Also to be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law in a fair and public hearing by an independent and unbiased trial. No one should serve the time they don’t deserve. A person must be given an appropriate punishment that suits the crime that has been committed. A responsibility to this right is to obey the law. One most follow all of Canada’s regulated laws with no arbitrary actions. No person or group is considered above the law. I think the right to equality is important to Canadian citizenship. Every person deserves equal respect in society. One most not be discriminated based on colour of skin, gender, religion or physical disability. All people should be treated fairly without discrimination. In Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms it states that “Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex,...
...Unit one: Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment
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Name: Devrise Akdenizli
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).
There are more than four main points that would be included in a contract of employment, of course name of employer and employee, Work Hours and Job Title. Most important would be:
1. Duties and Responsibilities
2. Salary (per Hour/ Annual)
3. Main place of work
2a) List three key points of legislation that affect...
...records Bureau (CRB) checks when starting work within a healthcare setting.
1.2 List the main features of current employment legislation.
The main features are as followed, minimum wage, hours worked, Discrimination, health and safety, holiday entitlements, redundancy and dismissal, disciplinary procedures, training and union rights. Health and safety laws cover the work conditions, and minimum wage and other laws set basic compensation levels. There’s also the disability act, manual handling operations and regulations, data protection act, general social care council code 2001 and RIDDOR.
1.3 Outline why legislation relating to employment exists.
Legislation relating to employment exists to stop exploitation of workers by their employers mainly to protect the rights of their employee’s and to make sure that they have everything they need such as safety standards, holiday entitlement, maternity leave, redundancy payments, discrimination laws, maximum working hours and age requirement.
1.4 Identify sources and types of information and advice available in relation to employment responsibilities and available in relation to employment responsibilities and rights.
Sources of information and advice can be found in the HR department, from your line manager or your manager’s manager. The Citizens Advice Bureau, community legal advice, trade unions, additional learning support and from representative...
...The responsibilities of a teacher vary differently from teacher to teacher, from state to state, and even from country to country. As an aspiring teacher, it is of the up-most importance to fully understand the responsibilities that come along with the title. It is also important to understand the how those responsibilities interact and influence that rights and responsibilities of the students being taught. One controversial issue involves the infringement of students First Amendment Rights when it comes to censorship of student’s news articles. So is this act violating the rights of students or merely protecting the learning environment?
Thanks to educational devices such as schoolhouse rock, most children are fairly informed on the constitutional rights –at least as far as the Bills of Rights is concerned. The First Amendment allows United States Citizens the freedom of religion, speech, press, petition, and assembly; this is usually grouped in Freedom of Expression. The big question is, does the First Amendment apply to school-sponsored student publications? This issue was decided in 1988 Supreme Court Case Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, which ruled in favor of the School District, stating that school officials can censor school-sponsored student publications when they have legitimate educational concerns (Hazelwood, 2006). This does...
...Employment Rights and Responsibilities
Health and safety
Redundancy and dismissal
Union rights and consultation, etc.
These apply to all Work environments. . Labour law covers the deal between employee and employer. Health and safety laws cover the work conditions, and minimum wage and other laws set the basic compensation rate.
Equality Act 2010 – The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in a broader society. It replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a one single Act, making the Equality Act easier to understand and making the protection in some situations. It sets out the different ways in which it’s unlawful to treat someone.
Health and Safety at work Act 1974- The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 is the main piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Great Britain. It places general duties on employers, people in control of premises, manufacturers and employees.
Employment Rights Act 1996- The Employment Rights Act 1996 sets out the statutory employment rights of workers and employees. If these employment rights are breached, the Employment Rights Act 1996 gives the Employment Tribunals powers to order compensation to...
...Employment rights and responsibilities and equality and diversity in employment.
Employment Rights and Responsibilities.
Each employee has certain rights that are in place to protect them in their work place from the employer or service users. Employment responsibilities are what employees are expected to do. e.g. they have a responsibility to do their job to the standard set by others in the work place.
Employees Rights and Responsibilities.
Employees have the right to be treated with respect by their employer, by the members of staff and by the service users.
Employees have the right not to be discriminated against whether it is to do with their gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, a disability or sexuality.
Employees have the right to equal opportunities and to an equal pay.
Employees have the right not to be discriminated or judged for whistle blowing or writing a complaint about someone in the workplace whether it is an employee or a service user.
Employees have the right to have rest breaks during the working day, to have time off from work during the working week, and to have an annual paid holiday.
An employee has to stick to the dress code stated from their employer e.g. uniform. And for health...
...Civil Rights and Responsibilities
The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution shortly after its ratification. These amendments guarantee certain political, procedural, and property rights against infringement by the national government (Patterson, 2009). “A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on influence (Thomas Jefferson). The First Amendment provides the foundation for freedom of expression which is the right of individual Americans to hold and communicate views of their choosing (Patterson, 2009). The motivation of the Bill of Rights was to guarantee individual rights and freedoms. The First Amendment reflects this tradition, providing for freedom of religion along with freedom of speech, press, assembly, and petition. The three provisions of the First Amendment are the freedom of speech, assembly and religion.
The freedom of speech states that you are free to say almost anything except that which is obscene, slanders another person, or has a high probability of inciting others to take imminent lawless action. The freedom of assembly states that you are free to assemble, although government may regulate the time and place for reasons of public convenience safety, provided such regulations are applied...
1.1 U.K. Law covers the following aspects of employment: Minimum wage, Hours worked, Discrimination, Health and safety, Holiday entitlements, Redundancy and dismissal, Training, Disciplinary procedures, Union rights and consultation, among many others. Labour law covers the deal between employee and employer. Health and safety laws cover working conditions, and minimum wage and other laws set basic compensation levels. The Equality Act protects those of different gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religion or disability, from discrimination. We also have the Disability Act, Manual Handling Operations and Regulations, Data Protection Act, and more.
1.2 The main aspects of current employment legislation are:
* Hours worked
* Health and safety
* Holiday entitlements
* Redundancy and dismissal
* Disciplinary procedures
* Union rights
1.3 Legislation relating to employment exists to protect both the employees and the employers as it provides rules and regulations that must be followed.
1.4 Identify sources and types of information available to employment responsibilities and rights could include:
Citizens Advice Bureau
Community Legal Advice
Access to Work
Additional Learning Support
Advice from trade unions and representative bodies
2.1 Give a brief explanation of what your contract asks of you...
...Employment rights and responsibilities
1.1 List all the aspect of employment covered by law
Anti-discrimination provisions eg gender, race, disability, religion, age
Working hours and holiday entitlements
Sickness absence and sick pay
Health and safety
Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks
1.2 List the main features of current employment legislation
Employment Rights legislation
National Minimum Wage legislation
Equalities and Discrimination law
Health and safety legislation
Working time regulations
Part Time Workers regulations
1.3 Outline why legislation relating to employment exists
Legislation relating to employment exists to protect the best interests of both employer and employee. There are policies and procedures put in place and complied with in order to protect the rights. Where an employee finds that is not complied with the employer is liable. There also exist to ensure a more cost efficient and safer working environment.
1.4 Identify sources and types of information and advice available in relation to employment responsibilities and rights
Policies and procedures
Terms and conditions
Citizens Advice Bureau
Access to Work
Additional Learning Support
2.1 Describe the terms and conditions of own contract of employment