Contracts of Employment

Contracts of Employment

In order to ensure that employees are fairly treated and properly protected, employers are required to comply with employment law.

Our specialist employment lawyers can offer guidance, advice and represent you in Employment Tribunals where necessary.

Employment law support

As of 6 April 2020, your  employer has a legal obligation to provide you with a statement of your main terms and conditions from the first day of your employment . If they fail to provide this, they could be liable to a penalty and you may be able to make a claim against them at an Employment Tribunal.

Contracts of employment are legally-binding and provide a clear set of terms and conditions under which you are employed. We can review your existing contract to establish your legal position and provide you with advice. Specific points for consideration should include:

  • Your notice period
  • An employer’s right to make deductions from your wages
  • Medical examinations for those on long term sick leave
  • Garden leave provisions
  • Restrictive covenants

Long term absence

We can help to protect you against unfair dismissal and discrimination should you need to go on long-term sick leave.

Your employer must ensure that you have received proper documentation and that they have met their significant obligations, otherwise you may be able to pursue a claim against them.

Staff handbooks

You should have been given a staff handbook at the start of your employment that details your employer’s HR policies and procedures.

We can review your employer’s policies on such matters as maternity leave, sickness absence, bullying and harassment and disciplinary and grievance procedures. We can advise you whether such policies comply with the law and provide you with adequate protection.

Contact us

Whether you want to protect your rights, negotiate favourable terms & conditions or pursue compensation, Verisona Law has considerable experience negotiating and resolving employment issues.

Contact us today on 02392 98 1000 or email us at

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