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    • barryjarcher
    • By barryjarcher 13th Sep 17, 10:38 AM
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    No contract of employment
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    • 13th Sep 17, 10:38 AM
    No contract of employment 13th Sep 17 at 10:38 AM
    Hi I have now been working for 10 months and I have no employment contract.

    Its not turning out to be what I thought it would be so looking about for other opportunities - so my question is without a contract being in place or signed by me what notice period would I need to give if I found another job?

    FYI: not sure if this would influence but job is in NI
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    • Undervalued
    • By Undervalued 13th Sep 17, 11:23 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 11:23 AM
    Hi I have now been working for 10 months and I have no employment contract.

    Its not turning out to be what I thought it would be so looking about for other opportunities - so my question is without a contract being in place or signed by me what notice period would I need to give if I found another job?

    FYI: not sure if this would influence but job is in NI
    Originally posted by barryjarcher
    Well you do have a contract by working there on agreed terms and getting paid!

    Obviously if it is written down it is easier to prove what has been agreed but, in the absence of an agreement for more notice, an employee only ever has to give one week's notice.
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 13th Sep 17, 11:26 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 11:26 AM
    You DO have a contract of employment - it just doesn't appear to have been put in writing.

    But the fact that you turn up for work and your employer pays you indicates that there is a contract in place.

    In the absence of anything written to the contrary, then the statutory notice period for the employee of one week applies

    http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=4096
    • barryjarcher
    • By barryjarcher 13th Sep 17, 11:57 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 11:57 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 11:57 AM
    You DO have a contract of employment - it just doesn't appear to have been put in writing.

    But the fact that you turn up for work and your employer pays you indicates that there is a contract in place.

    In the absence of anything written to the contrary, then the statutory notice period for the employee of one week applies

    http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=4096
    Originally posted by p00hsticks


    Yes I understand there is an agreement in place that I am employed otherwise why do they pay me what I was trying to explain that I have no written terms of that employment hence wanting to know the notice period - in my line its not unusual to have 3 or even 6 months notice period so just wanted to confirm what minimum was.
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    • By Undervalued 13th Sep 17, 12:04 PM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 12:04 PM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 12:04 PM
    Yes I understand there is an agreement in place that I am employed otherwise why do they pay me what I was trying to explain that I have no written terms of that employment hence wanting to know the notice period - in my line its not unusual to have 3 or even 6 months notice period so just wanted to confirm what minimum was.
    Originally posted by barryjarcher
    As said, unless they can show there was an agreement for more notice (which doesn't have to be in writing) then it is only one week.

    However, keep in mind your "contract" is far wider than a (non existent!) piece of paper. It can include employee handbooks, staff information on the firms intranet, notices on the wall and even what was said in the job advert plus of course any verbal agreements.
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