Changing contracts of employment advice for employers

Employers who are considering changes to contract of employment may need to consider consulting an employment law advisor before doing so.

Usually the employer and employee both need to agree any contract changes and proper consultation should take place to reach agreement on the proposed changes. Consultation or negotiation may take place with the affected employee(s) or their representatives. For example trade union representatives or in some cases employees elected to represent their colleagues in this matter.

Employers should clearly explain the reasons for the changes and listen to alternative ideas from their employee's. It may also be good practice to talk to individuals about their future plans