A Guide to Written Statements of Employment Particulars

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  • Published: June 2015
  • Type: Business Information Factsheet
  • Format: PDF

All employers must issue new employees with a written statement of employment particulars. This is a legal requirement under the Employment Rights Act 1996.

Under the Act, employers must issue their employees with the written statement within two months of them starting work. All employees are entitled to a written statement, as long as they are employed for more than one month. This statement provides a written record of the terms and conditions of employment for both the employer and the employee to refer to.

A statement of employment particulars is different from a contract of employment, which is an agreement between an employer and an employee that begins when the employee accepts the job offer. This type agreement forms the basis of the employment relationship and may be verbal or written down.

This factsheet describes the information that employers must include in a written statement of employment particulars. It explains when and how employers must issue the statement, and outlines what employers must do to change any terms of employment referred to in the written statement. It also explains the actions employers can face if they don't provide the required information.

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