Editor's message: Where a contract of employment is in writing, the majority of the terms will be expressly set out. Express terms can also be agreed verbally or incorporated from staff handbooks, collective agreements or other documents.
Terms may also be implied into the employment contract by statute. For example, under ss.64-66 of the Equality Act 2010 an equality clause is implied into an employment contract to give effect to an employee's right to equal pay for like work or work of equal value.
Similarly, a number of terms that are central to the employment relationship may be implied into contracts of employment such as the implied term of mutual trust and confidence.
Fiona Cuming, employment law editor
The Court of Appeal has held that, in the absence of an express term in the employment contract, a posted notice of dismissal is effective only when it is "actually communicated" to the employee.
Updated to include a best practice guide for consultant job planning issued by NHS Improvement.
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Updated to include information on Marathon Asset Management LLP and another v Seddon and another, in which the High Court awarded the employer nominal damages only, for breach of contract.
Updated to include information on Novakovic v Tesco Stores Ltd, in which the EAT considered if written acceptance of new terms affirmed the contract.
David Malamatenios is a partner at Colman Coyle Solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.
Updated to include information on the Government's announcement that it will consult on non-competition clauses.
Capsticks Solicitors highlight some of the case law that NHS employers should take into account before referring to the loss of trust and confidence as a reason for dismissal.
The law on pay and the employment contract, including the employer's contractual duty to pay wages, the worker's contractual duty to offer his or her services, and refusal to work and "go-slow" working.
David Rintoul, Lucy Sorell and Rachael Wake are associates, and John Bracken and Nancy Goldman-Edwards are trainee solicitors at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to types of contractual terms.