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Are employment policies referred to in employment contracts binding terms of employment?

March 22, 2024

Via: LexBlog

There are different legal requirements for amending terms of employment and employment policies. An employee`s consent is required in order for an employer to amend a term of employment, whilst an employer is only required to consult an employee prior to amending a code or policy if that the amendment is made in good faith.

The difficulty arises where reference to an employer’s employment code, policy and procedure is made in the employment contract. The question is then whether this reference results in the code or policy being incorporated into the employment contract making it a contractual term of employment which can then only be amended by agreement.

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