The Letter Of Offer of Employment

Posted in : Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 23 January 2017
Kiera Lee
Mills Selig
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A letter of offer of employment is often the start of employment relationship. It is an important document and needs to be drafted with care to avoid disputes and misunderstanding. Decide if the letter of offer is to be just that or whether it will constitute the contract.

The letter of offer can be used either as a stand-alone document which acts as the contract of employment, or as an initial offer letter, only outlining the basic terms which will be followed up by a fuller written contract. It is critical at the outset to decide which situation you are drafting for, so that the legal status of the offer letter is clear.

If it is to constitute the contract:

  • Check that it contains all the

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This article is correct at 23/01/2017

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Kiera Lee
Mills Selig

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