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A contract of employment exists when an employee starts work. Employers are legally required to give their employees a written statement of particulars of employment.

Every employee regardless of the number of hours worked has to be given this written statement, which sets out the main terms and conditions of their employment. All employees taken on for one month or more must be given this statement must be given within 2 months of the commencement of employment.

The statement must include details such as the employer’s name; worker’s job title; pay; hours of work; holiday entitlement; pension; period of employment; notice periods and disciplinary and grievance procedures.

Employees must be told about changes to their employment statement within one month.

When terms of contracts are not adhered to, the employee or employer may be able to make a complaint of breach of contract.

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