Employers are not legally obligated to provide their Employees with written contracts of employment. In fact, Employers are only required to provide Employees with a written summary which outlines the main duties and responsibilities that the Employee will be expected to undertake in his or her role.
However, having a legally binding contract of employment signed by the Employer and Employee can provide powerful and valuable protection to an Employer against claims made by Employees or third parties such as customers and can be used to protect confidential information, business secrets and to prevent Employees from setting up a competing business.
We draft bespoke, tailored contracts of employment to meet your very specific business needs, to protect your position, as well as proactively considering your instructions and advising on additional content that you may wish to include in your contracts of employment.
If you do not wish to employ an in-house lawyer or HR department then it is all the more important that you have a properly drafted and legally compliant contract of employment and staff handbook. We can help you provide your staff with these documents and protect your position.
To arrange an appointment to discuss with our specialist lawyers please contact the Employment Department secretary Viki Summers.
Telephone: 01494 862226