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Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.
What does she mean it was an old contract - that it does not reflect what terms she believes currently apply to her?
yes she reclons the laws have changed but as i said i was told issue them giving them 4 week discussion period but must state in it how things are just now am a bit muddled now
i didnt get a answer?
I have not provided one yet
what does she not agree with in the contract?
no just said its not up to standards with new laws
she didnt exactly state what. am not too sure what should and shouldnt be in it
the contracts i gave out where normal contracts but for some reason she has a problem i need to find out where i stand
where did you get the contract from?
ok let me get my response ready please
okay thank you will it be emailed as i am off out
you will get an email when I have resopnded
Under law you are required to provide a written statement of employment particulars within two months of the start of someone's employment. This is not a contract and actually by law you do not have to issue a contract, but doing so will give you a clearer indication of what terms apply to the employment relationship.
So as mentioned the law only requires you to issue the written statement. You can find details of its contents here:
If you wish to issue a contract instead, then it must contain at least these things as required above. In addition you can add any other terms that apply to this specific relationship.
I would guess that the employer has given you a legally compatible contract so you need to check what exactly this person is unhappy with and discuss the matter with them further. Go through each point they dispute and see why they do not agree with it. Point them to the legal requirements of a contract and check they are supposed to be included. If they still do not agree to the contract then you can just issue them with the basic statement of employment particulars by following the link I provided and that should still cover you legally.
I hope this has answered your query. Please take a second to leave a positive rating, or if you are unhappy for some reason with the advice - please get back to me and I will assist further as best as I can. Thank you very much