The date of this Agreement is [Day] of [Month], 20[Year] (the “Signing Date”)
This is an agreement between:
- [Name of Employer] with its registered office at [Address of Employer] (“I/We/Us” in this Agreement); and
- [Name of Employee] whose address is [Address of Employee] (“You” in this Agreement).
This is your Employment Contract and it sets out the terms of your employment with the Company. It includes all the things that the law requires the Company to tell You.
You will also need to be familiar with the Company’s Staff Handbook (“Staff Handbook”), which is amended from time to time. It is not part of this Contract. You can obtain a copy of the Staff Handbook from [Insert Name of Position], or view online at [Insert Website Address].
- 3.1 Your employment starts on the date shown in paragraph 1 of Schedule 1. It will continue, on the basis of the terms of this Contract, until either You or the Company gives the other not less than the number of weeks prior written notice to end it shown in paragraph 2 of Schedule 1.
- 3.2 The first [Insert number] month[s] of your employment is/are a probationary period, when we can both see how we get on but the Company may extend this period for up to a further [Insert number] months if it decides to. At any time during this probationary period, You or the Company can terminate this Contract by one week’s prior ‘Notice’. A Notice is defined later in this Agreement (in clause 22).
- 3.3 During the probationary period the Company will be reviewing how well You are getting on with the job. At the end of the period, the Company will tell You in a Notice whether or not You have been successful.
- 3.4 Paragraph 15 of Schedule 1 provides information about your “continuous employment”. Continuous employment is important because it is used to calculate whether You qualify for employment protection rights and to calculate compensation in an employment tribunal.
- 3.5 You agree that the Company can transfer your employment to any Associated Employer at any time. ‘Associated Employer’ is defined in a piece of legislation called the Employment Rights Act 1996.
Also in this document
4. Your Confirmations
5. Your Duties
6. Place of Work
7. Hours of Work
12. Intellectual Property
13. Confidential Information and Data Protection
14. Payment Instead of Notice
15. Termination Without Notice
16. Your Responsibilities on Termination
17. Competing with the Company
18. Disciplinary and Grievance procedures
20. Collective Agreements
21. Change in Company Structure