The employment contract states what the employment conditions are (working hours, holiday entitlement etc.), the rights of the employee and also the responsibilities and duties. These are essentially the terms of the contract.
Since 6th April 2020, all new employees and new workers must be given a written statement of their main terms and conditions by their first day of working at the latest.
Currently, employers have two months to supply an employee (working for them for more than a month) with a written statement of terms and conditions of employment.
It is important to remember that even if you haven’t signed the contract, you may have accepted the terms via your conduct.
Most employment contracts do not need to be in writing to be legally binding, but it is easier if they are, should you or your employer have any misunderstandings in the future.
If you are unsure about certain terms of a contract and would like a solicitor to provide advice before you sign or indeed, if you believe your employer may have breached the contract, whatever your concern, our employment solicitors have a wealth of experience in this area.
You can talk to us in complete confidence and if you would like further information or simply to discuss your situation, call Lisa Aitken on 01926 491181 or email: Lisaa@moore-tibbits.co.uk