Changing Terms and Conditions of Employment

Linda Hynes, employment lawyer with Ogier Leman has agreed to write a monthly feature for Legal-Island email subscribers providing handy precedents and checklists for subscribers to download and use. This month’s topic focuses on changing an employee’s terms and conditions of employment.

Changing an employee’s terms and conditions of employment has received a lot of media attention in recent months with many employers cutting salaries and scaling back on benefits in order to stay competitive.

The Employment Appeals Tribunal have also made it clear that there is an increased onus on employers to look at alternatives to redundancy before implementing any redundancies in the workplace. This means that pay freezes, pay cuts and changes to working hours are all matters an employer needs to consider.

To assist employers and HR managers on the issues which should be considered when implementing changes to terms and conditions, Linda has prepared a checklist which should be consulted before any action is taken.

Click here to see the changes to terms and conditions checklist.


This publication is for guidance purposes only. It does not constitute legal or professional advice. No liability is accepted by Ogier Leman for any action taken or not taken in reliance on the information set out in this publication. Professional or legal advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from any action as a result of the contents of this publication. Any and all information is subject to change.

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