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What are you hoping to achieve by getting a contract, is there a disputes over the terms you are working under?
You cannot claim constructive dismissal unless you have 2 years’ continuous service so that won’t be an option here anyway, whether you had a contract or not.
In terms of your rights relating to a contract, the employer has a legal obligation to issue you with a written statement of employment particulars. This is not the same as a contract but it contains many of the details which you would expect to find in a contract. More details on these here:
So you can legally expect them to provide this within 2 months of you starting to work there. You do not have to apply for your job to get that and you can demand that they issue you with this in the circumstances as it is their legal obligation.
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Whether you have been there 7 months or 7 years, there is no legal right to be issued with a contract but you do have the right to the written statement of particulars, which as mentioned has many similar contents to a contract. Hope this clarifies?
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