A maze of myths

Choudry, Naeema
October 2004
Cabinet Maker;10/1/2004, Issue 5408, p14
Trade Publication
The article debunks the myths associated with employment law that have become so entrenched in working practices that for some they have become a part of folklore. One common myth is that contract of employment must be in writing, so verbal promises or assurances made to an employee are not binding. This is entirely a wrong perception. Another myth is that the offers of employment can be withdrawn if the employee has not actually started work. This again is false. The myth that employees who are engaged on fixed term contracts are not able to bring claims for unfair dismissal when their fixed term contract ends is also not true.


Related Articles

  • Contract Employees. Sridhar, R.; Panda, S. // Indian Journal of Industrial Relations;Oct2014, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p204 

    Companies have been deploying numerous employment types to obtain labour cost Advantages - temporary, trainee, casual, contract . These employment types are a majorcause of labor unrest and industrial strife, While the argument in favor of deploying Multiple employment types are familiar -...

  • Restrictive Covenants in Employment. Bowal, Peter; Brierton, Thomas // LawNow;Sep/Oct2009, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p42 

    The article discusses the restrictive covenants in employment law and contracts in Canada. The author states that majority of employment rights and obligations are applicable during the term of employment and contracts should maintain employee restrictions and non-competition agreement for the...

  • Terms of endearment. Exten-Wright, Johnathan // Commercial Motor;6/1/2006, Vol. 203 Issue 5180, p42 

    The article emphasizes the need for British employers to make employment terms and conditions clear to employees. Work rules and disciplinary rules are some of the terms which can make up the full contractual relationship. Employers have a legal requirement to provide all employees who have at...

  • Adopting employment contracts. Keenan, Denis // Accountancy;May95, Vol. 115 Issue 1221, p119 

    Focuses on a case concerning employment contract in Great Britain. Facts and details of the case; Review of related law and cases.

  • The fluid OPTION. Paton, Nic // Employee Benefits;May2007, p44 

    The article provides information on the Fixed Term Employees Regulations of 2002 in Great Britain. The ordinance's provisions include the right of employees to be moved to a permanent status upon the discretion of the company and the right to receive the same benefit package, pay and conditions...


    The article mentions two types of employment contract that employers can issue to employees under the United Arab Emirates Labour Law No. 8 of 1980 such as limited term or unlimited term contracts. Also are mentioned definitions of such contracts, their appropriate use and number of such...

  • A balancing act on the high wire. Day, Clive // Motor Transport;9/14/2006, p17 

    The article cautions employers when changing terms and conditions of employment in Great Britain. Where there is a pressing need for business change, the law will not simply allow the employee to stay on their existing contractual terms forever. The need to allow changes to be made while...

  • Formal and Informal Employment. Barsukova, S. Iu. // Sociological Research;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p64 

    The article deals with problems relating to unlawful practices of job placement and employment, as well as with the real similarity between verbal and official work hiring arrangements and the characteristics of their institutionalization. The two most widespread practices of employment in...

  • Tailor Non-competes to a T. Richey, Stephen L. // HR Magazine;Sep2006, Vol. 51 Issue 9, p149 

    This article discusses the importance of developing a well-drafted, narrowly tailored non-compete agreements in protecting the most valuable business assets of a company. A written agreement that limits an individual's future employment is enforceable only to the extent that its restrictions are...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics