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Do I need a contract?

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by Crowbob, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Crowbob

    Crowbob Senior commenter

    You are entitled to a written statement of particulars within 2 months of getting a new role. Not that it helps if you don't want to rock the boat.
    The Head being "too busy" is just a poor excuse for not complying with legal requirements. It really does make me angry the way in which some managers deal with HR issues.
  2. Piranha

    Piranha Star commenter

    I am not 100% sure on this, but I think it is within 2 months of starting the job rather than being offered it. Which means that, if your new job starts in September, the Head can wait until later that month to give you the contract.
  3. Crowbob

    Crowbob Senior commenter

    Whoops, of course you are right. I assumed it was a change that had already happened. I read it too fast. Sorry. My bad. [​IMG]
  4. Piranha

    Piranha Star commenter

    Still irritating, though. I assume the job description was alread decided when the appointment was made; it can't be that difficult to give it to HR to turn into a contract.
  5. Early in my career I regularly worked without a contract, sometimes for years at a time. It does seem to be better generally now.

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