Changing an employment contract

If an employer needs to make a change

An employer can make a change ('variation') to an employment contract if:

An employer can force a new contract on employees, although this should be a last resort and could lead to legal action.

Acas support for employers

An Acas adviser can talk you through:

  • whether you can make a change ('variation') to an employment contract
  • the steps in the process and a flowchart with links to further resources
  • what's a legal requirement and what's good practice
  • what support is available for your staff

To arrange an appointment, you can:

Changing an employment contract