This is a preview. Log in to read the full article. Don't have a log-in?

Learn more Request a demo

Nigeria: Contracts of employment

Original and updating authors: Dayo Adu and Adekunle Obebe, Bloomfield Advocates & Solicitors

Consultant editor: Ayobamidele Akande, Stark Legal

Summary

  • Employment contracts may be written or oral, and their terms express or implied. (See General)
  • Probationary periods are governed solely by the terms of the contract. (See Probationary periods)
  • In the private sector, the main distinction in relation to employment contracts is between those of clerical and manual employees, excluding certain kinds of employee such as managers, and those of other types of employees. (See Types of contract)
  • No later than three months into the employment, the employer must provide the employee with a written statement of terms of employment. (See Written statement of terms of employment)