Employment rights

Most of the provisions of the Employment Rights Act (1996) are covered elsewhere on this site. This section therefore only covers the requirement to provide all new employees with a written statement of particulars of employment which must include:

  • The name of the employer and employee;
  • The date on which employment commenced;
  • The date of which continuous employment commenced.

The statement must also include:

  • Rate of remuneration;
  • The interval at which this will be paid and how (for example monthly, by credit transfer);
  • Terms and Conditions relating to hours of work and any breaks which the employee is entitled to;
  • Holiday entitlement;
  • Access to pension schemes;
  • Place of work;
  • Whether the employment is permanent, or if it is on a fixed-term basis;
  • Any agreements which may effect the conditions of employment.