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What to expect in an employment contract?

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All employees, regardless of the number of hours they work per week, are entitled to receive a written statement from their employer, within two months of starting work. The statement describes the main terms of the contract of employment.  The statement must give details about: job title, wages, hours of work , holiday entitlement, sick pay , pension schemes , notice , grievance, dismissal and disciplinary procedure.

A contract may refer to other terms and conditions which may be contained in the Company Handbook.

A person who has a contract of employment is classed as an "employee", where as a person who has a contract for service is classed as a "worker".