All employees have a right to receive a written
Statement of Employment Particulars (i.e. employment contract) within
two months of commencing employment. A failure to provide this information could result in a Tribunal ordering the employer to make a payment directly to the employee by way of compensation.
A well-drafted employment
contract will ensure clarity of terms and conditions. However, it will
also establish its contractual rights, powers and discretion in relation
to specific aspects of the employment relationship. Employment contracts can also offer extra protection to employers in terms of confidential information and the activities of an ex-employee following the end of the employment relationship.
We adopt a “business specific” (not a one-size fits all) approach to
drafting which enables us to provide our clients with a relevant,
up-to-date and clear employment contract.
For senior executives we have the experience and expertise to draft
employment contracts and service agreements tailored to fit your
business and the role. We have particular expertise in drafting
confidentiality and post-termination restrictions (i.e. restrictive
If your business already has employment contracts in place we will
happily review these and advise on whether they are compliant and
up-to-date with current legislation.