Without the requested information, I can only provide you with the following general response, which will hopefully still answer your query.
I am not sure if there is a particular reason for you not wanting to sign a contract but the employer does have a legal duty to issue you with what is known as a written statement of employment particulars. This is similar to a contract and it is basically a written statement which contains all the main terms of your employment relationship.
The following must be included in the statement:
- the employer’s name
- the employee’s name
- the start date of employment
- the date that ‘continuous employment’ (working for the same employer without a significant break) started for an employee
- job title, or a brief description of the job
- the employer’s address
- the places or addresses where the employee will work
- pay, including how often and when it will be paid
- working hours, including which days the employee must work and if and how their hours or days can change
- holiday and holiday pay, including an explanation of how its calculated if the employee leaves
- the amount of sick leave and pay
- any other paid leave
- any other benefits, including non-contractual benefits such as childcare vouchers or company car schemes
- the notice period either side must give when employment ends
- how long the job is expected to last (if it’s temporary or fixed term)
- any probation period, including its conditions and how long it is
- if the employee will work abroad, and any terms that apply
- training that must be completed by the employee, including training the employer does not pay for
Whilst no one can force you to sign it, if you refuse to do so but still continue to work under its terms, you will eventually be considered to have accepted it anyway, under what is known as an ‘implied acceptance’.