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Must every employee have a written contract of employment?

No. Strictly speaking, there is no legal requirement for a written contract of employment between an employer and an employee.

However, an employer is legally required to provide the employee with a “written statement of terms” within two months of their start date.

What must a “written statement of terms” contain?

The written statement of terms must state:

Can a written statement of terms include anything else?

Yes. Employers may also wish to include:

What happens if employers fail to provide one?

If an employer fails to provide a written statement of terms, an employee can complain to an Employment Tribunal.  The Tribunal cannot make an award of compensation for the failure.

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Spratt Endicott can help you by drafting or reviewing:

At times, we can do this in a fixed fee meeting. For more details, please get in touch.

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To learn more about our Contracts of Employment service, please contact Carol Shaw on 01295 204140 or email cshaw@se-law.co.uk