An employment contract review is essential in most professions – and can also be vital for employees who may assume that their contract is a standard agreement in accordance with the law.
Sadly, for many employees, it is only when a problem at work arises that the small print in a contract of employment proves to be an issue – and in some cases, the contract may not even be legal.
The law can also change and therefore it is advisable to have an employment contract review not only when starting a new job or if promotion is offered, but also as a matter of course.
An employment contract review can flag up any potential issues involving:
Disputes involving employment contracts may also involve a review of the contract – including pay issues, holiday or annual leave entitlement and pay, equal pay or flexible working requests.
There may also be issues involving an employment contract review if a company is re-organised, disposed of or merges with another company – and/or redundancies or a reorganisation or relocation of the workforce are necessary.
A contract of employment may also be based on verbal agreements, implied terms (eg duty of trust between employer and employee) – or even the job advertisement. Because employment law can be updated, a regular review of an employment contract can help protect an employee’s rights and entitlements. Terms of employment under a contract can only be varied if both the employee and employer agree to a variation.
ACAS has an online guide about employment contracts.
Duncan Lewis employment lawyers act on behalf of claimants and respondents in all Employment Tribunal related matters, including claims involving employment contracts, breach of contract and restrictive covenants.
The Duncan Lewis employment team can represent all types of employers, both large and small – as well as advising individual employees on matters relating to the Employment Rights Act 1996 and employment contracts,
Duncan Lewis also offers employees an employment contract review service to professionals and other employees at any stage of their career.
Duncan Lewis employment law solicitors operate a transparent fee scale – and can offer a range of competitively priced funding options for claimants and respondents:
Duncan Lewis believes clients should always know what they will be paying – and will advise on the best funding option at the initial client meeting.
It is usually possible to offer a fixed fee for a contract review.
If you have a problem with employment and an employment contract, it is important to take legal advice and find out what your rights are as soon as possible.
Duncan Lewis can offer clear legal advice on employment law at any stage of an employment matter, including advising on contract reviews when changing jobs or during the course of employment.
Duncan Lewis also has a successful track record in advising companies and employers on employment matters and claims arising from employment contracts.
The sooner you call us, the sooner we can help with an employment claim or employment contract review.
Duncan Lewis has offices nationwide and in most major cities, with more than 20 offices across London and the southeast.
For expert legal advice on employment law and employment contract reviews, call Duncan Lewis employment solicitors on 020 7923 4020.