What information must an Employer give to an Employee when they start?
The employer by law has to give an employee a "statement" of employment, within two months of the employee starting work.
This covers what would normally be in a Contract of Employment. However, this is not a contract between the employer and the employee.
If there is a dispute and the employer has not given the employee a contract, the court may use the terms in the statement to decide the terms of employment.
If no statement has been given within two months, an employee can apply to an Employment Tribunal at any time after the two month period, (or within three months of termination of the employment) for the tribunal to determine what should have been in the statement.
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