This is a freeview 'At a glance' guide advising employers on the details that should be given to a new employee.

At a Glance

Employment contracts are made up of various elements. All new employees must be given some basic details, referred to as a Statement of Particulars, within two months of commencing work.

Overview & FAQs

A Statement of Particulars must include certain information in one document, referred to as the 'Principal Statement', as a minimum this will include:

Providing the letter of offer or another single document includes all of the above, there is no requirement for a separate Principal Statement.

Other Details to be Provided

The Statement of Particulars should also include a note, either detailing the following or directing the employee to where these are easily accessible. These can either be provided with the details that form the Principal Statement or issued separately.

The further details to be provided to employees are:

These details should include the manner in which this application should be made.

Additionally, either the following details or details of where these can be readily accessed by the employee (typically they will be included in a staff handbook):

Where there are no provisions for any element mentioned above, this should be specified, so if there are no collective agreements in place or no contractual sick leave, the statement should clearly state this. 

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