1Demonstrate the following knowledge and understanding:
·Demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of key areas of business law.
2Demonstrate the following skills and abilities:
·Utilise primary and secondary legal sources to demonstrate problem solving skills in a legal context.
What am I required to do in this assignment?
There are three parts to this assessment, and all are equally weighted. You must answer all three parts..
This assessment is worth 100% of the total grade for this unit.
Gemma has set up a new company called Clean Machine Limited, which supplies protective equipment to small businesses within the county of Bedfordshire. She is the sole director of the company but does not quite understand her role and remit. She does not know anything about the legislative provisions which govern the role. She would like you to explain this to her.
Gemma employs Charanjit as a cleaner for Clean Machine Limited. Gemma has observed that he is regularly late for work and that his attitude is quite poor in relation to not only her but also other employees. Gemma regularly has to oversee Charanjit’s work and remind him to properly clean all of his allocated areas. Gemma would like to terminate Charanjit’s employment contract.
Advise Gemma on the process of dismissal and as to whether she is lawfully able to do this.
Gemma is in a contract with Precious Time Limited. They supply materials to Clean Machine Limited. However, recently there have been problems between the two companies for a number of reasons. Gemma has been told by friends that she should take Precious Time Limited to court, but she is not sure whether this is the best way forward. Gemma would like you to advise her on the options available to her, so that she can resolve her dispute with Precious Time Limited. Gemma would like to continue working with them in the future.
Note on academic integrity: in all assessments, you are expected to adhere strictly to the principles of academic integrity. All written assignments are submitted electronically and checked for originality through Turnitin. In addition, should any doubt arise as to whether the written work submitted for assessment is your own work, you will be called by the Unit Co-ordinator for the purpose of a viva voce examination on the assessment.
In addition please take care in the quality of the websites which you use in preparation for this assessment. For example, websites such as Wikipedia and Lawteacher.net are not reliable sources and should not be used in your assessments. If in doubt, please check with your unit tutor.
What do I need to do to pass? (Threshold Expectations from UIF)
·Identify the legal issues arising from factual scenarios/theoretical questions and apply the appropriate provisions and principles of business law to provide a correct legal assessment of those issues; and
·Write in a clear, grammatically correct and structured manner, with reference to relevant legal sources.
How do I produce high quality work that merits a good grade?
We will be filling this section in together in class on make sure you have downloaded/printed out the Assignment Brief and bring it to the session with you.
How does assignment relate to what we are doing in scheduled sessions?
The assessment is practice-based and mimics issues which you may be required to deal with in practice and in capacity as a business manager. The assessment is broad based which means that it draws across a range of topics covered within the unit. You will be expected to work on your assessment for the duration of the unit applying your knowledge as the unit develops in content. There will be also be time allocated within the unit structure to discuss the assessment.