Employment law myths: contracts
Matthew Briggs of Osborne Clarke continues a series of articles on employment law myths with a look at some myths around contracts of employment. These include a myth about the contract of employment when a job offer is withdrawn.
Myth: An employee does not have a contract of employment if there is nothing in writing.
It is a common misconception that, where there is nothing in writing to determine the relationship between an employer and employee, the employee does not have a contract of employment.