Statement of written particulars

Overview

Caroline Carter and Daisy Jones, Ashurst Last Modified  24 June 2013

Certain written particulars of employment must be provided to an employee in accordance with section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996; the legislation does not provide default terms. The written particulars will only form the contract of employment if both the employer and employee agree to the terms (see Gascol Conversions Ltd v Mercer [1974] [BAILII]). If there is a separate contract of employment which conflicts with the written particulars, the contract of employment will prevail (see Robertson and Jackson v British Gas Corporation [1983]).