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As the Free Dictionary (www.thefreedictionary.com) defines employment law as the body of law that governs:
• the employer- (1 p.) relationship, including individual (1 p.) contracts,
• the application of tort and contract doctrines,
• the issues such as the right to organise and negotiate (1 p.) bargaining agreements, protection from discrimination, wages and hours, and (1 p.) and safety.

Contract of Employment

The basic feature of employment law in almost every country is that the rights and obligations of the worker and the employer mediated through the contract of employment or an employment contract between the two. It is an agreement between an employer and an employee which sets (1 p.) their employment rights, responsibilities and (1 p.) . These are called the ‘terms’ of the contract.

In the UK your employment contract doesn’t have to be in (1 p.) . However, you are entitled to a written statement of your main employment terms within two months of starting work. Having a written contract could cut out (1 p.) with your employer at a later date and will help you understand your employment rights.

You and your employer are bound to the employment contract until it ends (usually by giving (1 p.) ) or until the terms are changed (usually in an agreement between you and your employer).
The main sections of the employment contract may include:

1. Term of employment
2. Probation
3. Compensation and benefits/Salary
4. Duties and responsibilities
5. Termination and notice
6. Confidentiality
7. (1 p.) hours
8. Annual leave
9. Sick (1 p.)