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We’ve all seen it happen in films and on television when a judge tells a witness on the stand that they are “under oath” and must give “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth”. You may also have seen the same fictional judge telling the jury that they must not discuss the case until they are safely tucked away in a secure room away from prying eyes.
But what happens when a witness is giving evidence and the judge decides that a break should be taken, for example, to have lunch or overnight (or longer) because there is too much evidence to hear in the allotted time?
The law states that an employee is entitled to be given their contract of employment once they have started their employment and, in any event, no later than 2 months after their employment has started.