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 2 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 2 months, an employee can apply to an Employment Tribunal at any time after the 2 month period, (or within 3 months of termination of the employment) for the tribunal to determine what should have been in the statement.
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