Contract of Employment

An employment contract is a binding agreement whereby the employee agrees to perform a job of work for the employer in return for payment. The salient points in relation to the contract are:-

  • It maybe verbal or in writing. Within 2 months of starting work, an employee is nevertheless entitled to have the particulars of their employment set out in writing.
  • The terms of employment may be express or implied. The National Minimum Wage for example is an implied term imposed by statute. Custom & practice within the relevant industry is also deemed to form part of the contract as an implied term.
  • The principal implied term is that of “mutual trust & confidence” as without it, the relationship between employer and employee is untenable.
  • Employment contracts can only be varied by mutual consent.

Taking A Case To An Employment Tribunal

Should you require advice on employment contract related issues or in relation to an Employment Tribunal matter, then please call one of our solicitors immediately on 0333 3010 700 or complete the questionnaire on the right hand side of this page.

Settlement Agreements

Should you have been offered a Settlement Agreement (which used to be known as Compromise Agreements) which you require independent advice on, then please call one of our employment law solicitors immediately on 0333 3010 700, or complete the questionnaire on the right hand side of this page. We will then arrange an appointment with you to go through the Settlement Agreement.