Food Preparation Worker Employment Agreement

Food Handler Employment Contract


This Food Handler Employment Contract is tailored to apply to staff working in food preparation. The contract is applicable for temporary, fixed term and permanent positions.

This employment contract has a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)-compliant data processing clause. After 25 May 2018, employers must use this clause, as employers will not be able to rely on the existing generic consent clauses.

The contract contains specific clauses relevant to a food handler role such as, a clause detailing the food handler’s enhanced responsibility to inform their manager if they, or a member of their family, are suffering from any of a range of infectious diseases. There are also clauses covering areas such as, smoking at work, the safe use of knives and the employer’s right of search.

The Drugs and Alcohol clause enables the employer to carry out random breath and drugs tests on employees who are suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The Pension Act 2014 has introduced a new state pension for people reaching state pension age on or after 6 April 2016, replacing the previous basic state pension and additional state pension and ending contracting out for defined-benefit schemes. This template has been updated accordingly with the removal of the clause referring to the contracting out certificate.

This Food Handler Employment Contract is compliant with the Employment Rights Act 1996, the Employment Act 2002 and the Working Time Regulations 1998 and the following clauses are included:

1. General
2. Duties and Job Title
3. Date of Commencement/Continuous Employment
4. Place of Work
5. Hours of Work
6. Remuneration
7. Holidays
8. Sickness Absence
9. Smoking
10. Right of Search
11. Drug & Alcohol Policy
12. Personal Hygiene Policy
13. Food Handling and Safe Use of Knives Procedures
14. Maternity and Paternity Rights
15. Pension
16. Restrictions and Confidentiality
17. Collective Agreements
18. Grievance Procedure
19. Disciplinary Procedure
20. Data Protection
21. Changes to Terms and Conditions of Employment
22. Severability
23. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

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