Enhanced and contractual entitlements – content patterns

Sometimes an employee is entitled to something because it's in their contract. They can be called 'enhanced' or 'contractual' entitlements.

Do not use these terms without explaining them.

When to use these patterns

Use these patterns to explain when an employee's contract might include:

  • more than the statutory (legal minimum) amount for something, for example maternity pay, holiday entitlement or notice periods
  • a non-statutory extra, for example paid compassionate leave, a bonus or commission

Pattern: when there's a statutory amount

It might be written in the contract that [employees/workers/you] get more than statutory [pay/leave/notice period]. This can be called 'enhanced' or 'contractual' [pay/leave/notice period].

Example in content

It might be written in your contract that you get more than statutory paternity leave. This can be called 'enhanced' or 'contractual' paternity leave.

Pattern: when it's a non-statutory extra

The employer might offer contractual [pay/leave/bonus/commission]. Contractual means it's something agreed and included in [your/the employee's] contract or written terms.