Employment Contract


This straightforward contract of employment provides the written information which an employer must by law give to an employee and sets out what has been agreed by both parties. A good employment contract not only avoids future disputes but shows the employer as a responsible and trustworthy business. Essential areas such as pay, benefits, working hours, holidays, sickness and termination are all made clear.

The employment contract complies with the legal requirement to provide employees with a written statement of the employment terms within one month of the commencement of the employment and is fully compliant with the Employment Rights Act 1996, the Employment Act 2002 and the Equality Act 2010. It is suitable for full time, part time permanent and temporary employees. Provision is made for including a probationary period and fixed or flexible working hours can be specified.

The employment contract includes terms dealing with:

  • working days and hours
  • pay and benefits
  • job description
  • holiday entitlements
  • sickness and injury
  • the place of work
  • disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • termination and ending employment
  • information required by law about trade unions and pensions

The contract is suitable for use with most employments in England and Wales where the employee will work within the jurisdiction. Separate terms may be required for senior employees and directors.

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