What is the difference between a written statement and a contract?
With regards to new legislation we will be amending the disciplinary procedure etc… however the contract does not state ‘refer to handbook’, where the procedures are stated. How can I go about getting these new procedures out without having to give a new contract to all staff stating ‘refer to handbook’?

Also – I am amending the sick absence procedure, do I have to consult with staff to get this into place. Sick Absence is in the contract however it is out of date, requesting a Drs sick note within 4 days.

Many thanks

Kay Brown