If an employment contract is only provided to an employee a few months after employment started, what issues does this give rise to?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 5 October 2021 Issues covered: Employment contracts; Terms of employment
One of the main issues arising from a delay to provide a written contract is the uncertainty around terms. There is no legal requirement for any employee to have a written contract of employment. However, employers are required by article 33 of the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 to provide employees with a written statement of the main terms of employment. It should be noted, however, that a written statement is not equivalent to an employment contract and is instead merely indicative of the main terms.
In Northern Ireland, employees who have been employed for longer than one month must receive a written statement within two months of starting work. In Great Britain, for
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