Written statements of employment particulars—to 5 April 2020 [Archived]
Written statements of employment particulars—to 5 April 2020 [Archived]

The following Employment guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Written statements of employment particulars—to 5 April 2020 [Archived]
  • Who should receive a written statement
  • What it must cover
  • Particulars to be included in the same document
  • Changes to any written particular
  • The effect of the statement
  • Remedies

FORTHCOMING CHANGE: On 6 April 2020, the Employment Rights (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/731 extend the right to a written statement of employment particulars to all categories of 'worker', not just 'employees'. With effect from the same date the Employment Rights (Employment Particulars and Paid Annual Leave) (Amendment) Regulations 2018, SI 2018/1378, make that right apply when an individual starts work (ie a day 1 right) and require further information to be included in the particulars including the days of the week required to be worked (and details of any variation to that), details of any terms and conditions relating to any paid leave plus particulars of any other benefits, any probationary period and training. For more information, see our reports: LNB News 18/12/2018 123 and LNB News 19/12/2018 122. See also Practice Note: Written statements of employment particulars—from 6 April 2020 and Checklist—section 1 ERA 1996 requirements from 6 April 2020.

ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note considers the right to a written statement of particulars of employment, under section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996), until 5 April 2020 when significant changes are in effect. The written statement of employment particulars is sometimes referred to as the ‘section 1 statement’ or the ‘statutory statement of terms of employment’. It is not maintained and for background