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(AQA) MORRISONS, UNIT 2, (SECTION C)

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Business section C At Morrison's they work under a number of laws that are there to protect staff and customers, here are the laws they work under: The Equal Pay Act 1970: The equal pay act states that any employee male/female should be paid the same wages for the same job that they do. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974: Morrison's have to ensure that their store is a safe environment for their employees to operate in, as this is a legal requirement throughout Europe. Both Morrison's employers and employees have to obey by The Health and Safety Act whilst they are on the premises. Sex Discrimination Act 1975: Morrison's having this act in place means that it is illegal for anyone to be discriminated upon gender, this applies whether it is direct or indirect. Race Relations Act 1976: It is unlawful for an employer to advertise for a person of a certain colour or origin, because the employer would then be guilty of direct discrimination. Advertising for an employee that's speaks a certain language means the employer would be guilty of indirect discrimination. Under this act it is unlawful for anyone to be discriminated against, this is upon the grounds of a person's colour, race, nationality or the person's ethnic origin. ...read more.

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floor - A floor can come about easily, an item falling from a shelf, a customer dropping an item or an employee dropping an item, to make sure that no one has an accident i.e. slipping over the spillage; it is always immediately cleaned up. > Fishmonger - The fish monger will be trained with knifes so that when preparing the fish they reduce the risk of cutting their fingers. > Shelve stacking - Employees will ensure that they do not stack shelves to high with products so that they do not fall on a customer or another employee. Employee groups: The purpose of having official employee groups in a business is that they are there to sort out disagreements within the business. How Morrison's deal with disputes: A dispute within Morrison's between an employee and employer can be sorted out with a meeting, or they pass the matter to the official employee group that will deal with the situation. The situation will be sorted out by the official employee group and they employee and employer have to accept what they propose. I think that Morrison's protect the safety of their employees to a very high standard; they make sure that the employee has the correct equipment to do the job required. ...read more.

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If these rules are not followed correctly or perhaps deliberately ignored or broken, an employee may face disciplinary procedures. In some cases disciplinary procedures may take place if it is felt that an employee is not carrying out their duties satisfactorily. Grievance disputes These occur when an employee or group of employees feel unhappy about their treatment at work. The employees may think the firm has acted unreasonably or failed to take their interests into account. Sometimes grievances can lead to complaint and may even lead to disputes. Resolving disputes In the majority of cases, disputes will be settled before such action is taken. Most businesses have quite formal and detailed procedures to deal with disciplinary and grievance problems. This is normally a 3 stage process. 1. Handled by the business. This is the most common, and in the majority of cases, disputes are resolved at this stage. 2. if an agreement cannot be reached, then it is dealt with outside the business by ACAS (see their website for more information) ACAS is an independent organisation which offers employers, trade unions/ staff associations and individuals the opportunity to obtain unbiased assistance in solving the dispute. 3. Should these steps fail to resolve the dispute, the final stage is court action. Some cases can be taken further to the Court of Appeal, or the European Court of Justice. ?? ?? ?? ?? Unit 2; SECTION C - 1 - ...read more.

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