Advice for Employees
An employment contract is an agreement which forms the basis of the employment relationship. It’s always better to have an employment contract in writing but even if you don't you may still be legally protected.
Employees should receive a written statement of terms and conditions of employment within two months of starting work. Starting work for an employer usually means you have accepted the terms and conditions offered.
Often contracts include a clause which allows an employer to change the terms of the contract with a certain period of notice given to the employee, for example one month.
If your terms and conditions change and you have worked according to the changes for a reasonable period of time without objection, for example three months, these may then be considered your new terms and conditions through custom and practice. This applies even if nothing has been written down.
If you have any concerns about your employment contract, or changes your employer wants to make, contact us for a free initial chat.
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