What else should be in writing
As well as providing a 'written statement of employment particulars', the employer should put the following in writing, so everyone’s rights and responsibilities are clear:
- the job offer
- how the employee will be paid (for example, pay will go straight into the employee's bank account)
- the standards of behaviour it expects from its employees and what happens if these are not met (for example, the employer will report any thefts to the police)
Training for employers and managers
Acas provides training on employment contracts, including what to put in writing.