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Statement of written particulars


All employees and workers have a statutory right to receive a statement of employment particulars from day one of their employment, and the statement must contain specific information outlined within the Employment Rights Act 1996.

  • A failure to provide a statement, or where a statement is provided which does not contain the required information, could lead to the employee making a reference to an employment tribunal to determine their terms of employment.
  • Additionally, an employee may receive compensation for a failure to be provided a statement where they win an alternative claim at the employment tribunal.  
  • Statements of employment particulars are also known as statements of main terms, SMTs or can be called employment contracts.