Statement of particulars
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A statement of particulars is a list of the most basic terms at the heart of an employment contract. An employee has a right to have these basic terms set out in writing. The list is in fact set out in the Employment Rights Act 1996 and includes the following:
- Parties to the contract
- Commencement of employment;
- Job title;
- Place of work;
- Hours of work;
- Sickness absence;
- Termination and notice period;
- Disciplinary and grievance procedures;
- Pension arrangements; and
- Collective agreement (i.e. whether there are any recognised Trade Unions).
Whilst employees have the right to have the above terms given to them in writing, most employers feel that merely setting out this list is not good enough and wish for the additional protections set out in a comprehensive contract of employment.