This Deed of Variation - Employment Contract allows the parties to a contract of employment to change the terms of the contract by agreement. For example, if the parties to an existing contract of employment want to change the terms of the contract and/or add new terms they can do so by using this Deed of Variation - Employment Contract otherwise they will have to create a new contract of employment.
Please note that it is important that the employer secures the agreement of the employee before the contract of employment is modified as it is unlawful for the employer to unilaterally change an existing employee’s contract of employment without the agreement of that employee. To impose contractual changes on an employee without the employee’s express agreement constitutes a breach of contract and the employee can resign and claim constructive unfairly dismissal as a result of the employer’s actions.
Thus, if employers wish to change the terms of an employee’s contract of employment, they should seek their express written agreement to the change. This can be done by asking the employee to sign this Deed of Variation - Employment Contract.
This Deed of Variation - Employment Contract template provides appropriate wording for deleting, amending, inserting and substituting words and/or clauses.
This Deed of Variation - Employment Contract should only be used to change the terms of an employment contract. If you are looking to change the terms of a commercial contract then you should use: Variation Agreement - Changing Terms of a Contract.
This Deed of Variation - Employment Contract is in Microsoft Word format, written in plain English easy to use and edit.