Employees who have worked one month or more are entitled to a written statement of particulars of the most important aspects of their contract.
By law, the statement must be provided within two months of the start date. This information is often incorporated into the employment contract. Though there is no legal requirement to provide an employment contract as such, failure to provide the written statement can result in compensation of 2-4 weeks’ pay (though this is not a stand alone right and can only be pursued alongside a separate employment tribunal claim, e.g. unfair dismissal).
Despite this requirement, not all employers comply and many employment contracts do not contain the information required for a statement of written particulars.
Tallents can advise on the specific terms of your employment contract and provide guidance on how to seek clarification from your employer if necessary.
If you require advice on any aspect of your employment contract, call Tallents now on 01636 671881.