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.
The written statement of terms must state:
Yes. Employers may also wish to include:
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.
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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