Employment Contract Rights For Employees

Every employee has a contract of employment. A contract of employment can consist of a number terms, some which are express, some that are implied and some statutory.

Express Terms

These terms are usually put in writing and can be found in the letter of appointment or in the written contract of employment or in other documents such as the staff handbook.

Implied Terms

In the absence of express terms, employment contracts need terms to be implied. A term can sometimes be implied by circumstances of the employee and employer. Custom and practice across the workplace or the industry may also give rise to an implied term. Examples of implied terms include mutual trust and confidence, not to disclose trade secrets/ confidentially, to provide a safe working environment.

Statutory Terms

Certain terms are incorporated into an employment contract by law. Such as a minimum Notice pay and the national minimum wage.

The Right To Written Particulars Of Employment

Employees are entitled to receive, within two months of the start of their employment, a written statement or particulars of their employment. This is known as a section 1 statement.

How We Can Help You

Employment contracts may contain restrictive covenant clauses. Such terms may prevent the employee from doing some kind of act. The most common restrictive covenant is one which limits your ability to work for any competitive companies.

It is important that you seek legal advice on the contents of your employment contract before signing to ensure that you fully understand the terms of the agreement.

Call us today on 020 8318 4345 or send us an email, briefly outlining the nature of your enquiry to enquiries@as-solicitors.com.