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Updated Employment Offer Letters

October 2010

Simply-docs has updated all its offer letters in the Employment Offer Letters and Checklists sub-folder.

An Employment Offer Letter is used to confirm the offer of employment, job title, work place, remuneration and proposed start date.

The Offer Letters now include a paragraph which requires the employee to provide evidence of their legal right to work in the UK, and asks new employees to bring in identity documents and their P45 when they start their employment.

The Employment Offer Letters now also ask the employee to advise the employer of any medical conditions, allergies, or disabilities that they have. This should enable the employer to consider any potential reasonable adjustments that it may be appropriate for the employer to make in line with provisions under the Equality Act 2010.

Employers may attach a medeical questionnaire with the employment offer letter, but should not request such information from candidates before making the employment offer.

It is good practice to provide the prospective employee with the relevant employment contract at the same time as you send them their offer letter.

The Employment documents shown to the right have now been updated.

The contents of this Newsletter are for reference purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Independent legal advice should be sought in relation to any specific legal matter.

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