Should Employers Include Policies and Procedures in Contracts of Employment?

Posted in : Reddy Made Contracts on 28 May 2018
Laura Graham
Reddy Charlton Solicitors
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The contract of employment is the fundamental document governing the contractual employment relationship between an employer and an employee.  

However, it is usually not the only document governing the relationship.  Employers often have an employee handbook which includes work practices as well as policies and procedures.    

The most important policies and procedures should cover the following:-

  • Grievances;
  • Disciplinary issues;
  • Bullying and Harassment (Dignity at Work);
  • Health and Safety;
  • Whistleblowing. 

Given the importance of these policies and procedures, should they be incorporated in the contract of employment? In our view, they should

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Laura Graham
Reddy Charlton Solicitors

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