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    What is an employment contract?

    An employment contract sets out the basis for your employment, such as your rights and responsibilities, when you need to work and what you are entitled to. It is an important document that you can refer to if you ever come into conflict about the nature of your employment, and a form of defence should your employer fail to uphold your legal rights.


    Importance of employment contracts

    Employment contracts are an important part of working in businesses as they afford both the employer and employee detailed information on their relationship. They also outline and enforce the employee’s right to work, giving them protection when things go wrong. The rights an employee has under their contract are in addition to the rights they have under law, for example, they must be paid the National Minimum Wage.

    The employment contract must be followed until it is terminated or the terms of the contract change. If term(s) are changed, the employee must agree to the terms or end their employment. If a term of the contract is not followed through either by the employee or employer, this is a ‘breach of contract’. It is important to make sure as an employee that you understand what you are signing and ask the employer to clarify, or possibly amend the contract if needed.


    How we can help

    Lestons can check over employment contracts on your behalf with various objectives such as ensuring compliance/fairness or granting us permission to negotiate more favourable terms. To gain our assistance you need to open a case, this is done by taking advantage of our free consultation service, activated by the link at the top of the page, should you wish to start a case the caseworker will send you the suitable payment link.


    Please note your caseworker can only give generic advice, their role is to prepare your details for handling by our legal team and to act as your point of contact, they will also issue you with your Password and PIN, these will be needed to log onto your client dashboard. From your dashboard you will be able to manage and view every aspect of your case, upload documents, images, files etc.

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