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Contractual Terms Implied by Reason of Custom and Practice

Posted in: Reddy Made Contracts on 24/07/2018 Parties will not necessarily find all of the terms governing the employment relationship in a contract of employment or staff handbook. In some cases, terms may be implied into a contract of employment by custom and practice. For example, terms may become implied if they are customary in a partic...
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Contracts of Employment
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Should Employers Include Policies and Procedures in Contracts of Employment?

Posted in: Reddy Made Contracts on 28/05/2018 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 a...
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Contracts of Employment Policies and Procedures
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Should Employers Include a Data Protection Clause in their Contracts of Employment?

Posted in: Reddy Made Contracts on 27/03/2018 Businesses are likely to process significantly more personal data in relation to their employees than in other contexts. Accordingly, compliance with the GDPR is important in order for employers to avoid potentially hefty fines and difficult situations with employees. One of the requirements o...
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Contracts of Employment Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act
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Successfully Navigating Successive Fixed Term Contracts

Posted in: Reddy Made Contracts on 29/01/2018 Take the following example: An employee is currently employed on his third fixed term contract. His employer wants to provide him with a further fixed term contract for one year but the employee is asserting that he is entitled to a contract of indefinite duration. His fixed term contracts have b...
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Contracts of Employment
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Probationary Periods: Assessing an Employee’s Suitability for the Role

Posted in: Reddy Made Contracts on 27/11/2017 Candidates may be impressive at interview. However, it is not until a candidate starts the role that an employer gets a real opportunity to assess the employee’s suitability for the position. Having a probationary clause in a contract of employment is a useful tool for employers, so long as they a...
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Should we include a retirement age in our contracts of employment?

Posted in: Reddy Made Contracts on 09/10/2017 Due to an upsurge in litigation taken by aggrieved employees who have been forced to retire, employers are becoming increasingly more wary of including retirement ages in their contracts of employment. However, in spite of the recent developments in the legislation and case law, the inclusion of a ...
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Unfair Dismissal Discrimination and Equality Contracts of Employment
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Can I withdraw an offer of employment and what are the risks?

Posted in: Reddy Made Contracts on 29/08/2017 Relief is often sighed once a preferred candidate has accepted an offer of employment. Those sighs can sometimes turn to groans if that candidate is not as perfect for the role as originally thought or the need for that candidate has unexpectedly waned. There are many reasons why an employer may ...
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Contracts of Employment Probation Recruitment and Selection