Written statement

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What it must contain



  • All employers must provide their employees with a written statement of employment particulars no later than 2 months after they start work (provided they are employed for 1 month or more).
  • If the written statement is given to the employee after they have started work, it is not a contract of employment (because a contract exists as soon as an employee starts work or before if they have accepted the terms and conditions offered by the employer) - but it is often the best evidence of what an employee's contractual terms are.
  • The contract of employment should contain all the matters set out in the written statement, but may also include other matters as well....
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