How is my place of work defined, and why does it matter?

The written statement of particulars, which must be issued to all employees within two months of starting work, must specify:

  • the address of the employer;
  • the expected place of work, including all the locations (i.e. the addresses, if more than one); and
  • details of any work abroad lasting for more than a month.

The precise location may become important at some stages of employment, for example, when working out whether your employer is legally entitled to ask you to work in a different workplace, in determining who is at risk of redundancy if a work location is to be closed, or when taking industrial action (i.e. where picketing can take place).

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