An introduction to UK employment law for Canadian Businesses


There are many differences between Canadian and UK employment law. This note sets out a précis of some of the issues that Canadian businesses may wish to bear in mind when establishing or furthering a commercial presence in the UK, where such activity involves employing staff.

This note provides a short introduction to:

• Employment contracts in England and Wales, and how to protect your business;

• Staff Handbooks, and HR policies;

• Employee status;

• An overview of the most common employment related employment tribunal claims (and the level of damages awarded).

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