Profile information Account settings
Logout
Help Contact us
Sign up Log in
Help Contact us

Employment documents

All employees and workers need to be given a written employment statement - it can be quite short or very detailed. What works for you depends on the nature of your business, the number of staff you employ and the frequency with which staff join and leave you.
Make your Contract of employment
Get started
Answer a few questions. We'll take care of the rest

You must give all employees and workers a written statement of certain employment terms (known as a ‘written statement of particulars), on their first day of starting work.

These terms are usually included in a written Employment contract

The written statement should say whether or not the staff handbook and rules are contractually binding and part of the employee's contract of employment. Sometimes, some of the rules are stated to be contractually binding while some are not, therefore, it is important that you have a written statement to refer back to. 

An Employment contract is an agreement between an employer and an employee setting out rights and duties.

All employees are deemed to have an employment contract with their employer, even if there is no document and the parties are not clear about the terms of that contract.

You are strongly encouraged to have a written employment contract to make everything clear and avoid disputes.

In Scotland, an employment contract can be formed at an earlier stage than in England and Wales, as it comes into effect when an agreement on the fundamental terms of the contract has been reached. Further, there is no requirement for consideration to be provided.

Some employers also use a Job offer letter to precede or complement the employment contract or deal with employment pre-conditions, but this is not essential.

It is recommended but not mandatory for employers to have some written employment policies. Policies can reduce legal risk and help everyone know how to deal with workplace issues.

Certain written information which must be given to employees and is normally covered in policies includes:

It is also a good idea to have an Equal opportunities policy in place early on to help deal with the tricky area of discrimination law.

As employers grow in size, there are many other policies that can help you secure your business interests.

Make your Contract of employment
Get started
Answer a few questions. We'll take care of the rest

We use cookies to provide the best experience