Written statement of particulars
What terms should a written statement of particulars include?
A written statement of particulars in employment must include the following (which can be made up of one or more documents,although one of the documents must be a ‘principal statement’) incorporating the items below:
- the business’s name;
- the employee’s name, job title or a description of work and start date;
- if a previous job counts towards a period of continuous employment, the date the period started;
- how much and how often an employee will get paid;
- hours of work (and if Sunday’s, night work or overtime is required);
- holiday entitlement (and whether public holidays are included);
- place of work, and whether there is a requirement to relocate;
- if an employee works in different places, where these will be, together with the employer’s address;
As well as the principal statement, a written statement must also contain information about the following or where it can be found:
- how long a temporary job is expected to last;
- the end date of a fixed-term contract;
- notice periods;
- collective agreements, if appropriate;
- how to deal with a grievance;
- how to complain about a disciplinary or dismissal decision.
In most cases, you are more likely to be provided with a contract of employment, which will incorporate the above minimum requirements, and a lot more.