Who is an employee?

Who is an employee?

Is any person who has entered into a contract of employment or an apprenticeship contract except members of the Uganda peoples’ defence force.

The employer cannot change the terms and conditions of employment unless the employee agrees to it.

Important to note

  • It is a legal requirement in Uganda for the employer to provide an employment contract for each employee whom he or she employs.
  • The employment contract should clearly state the terms and conditions of employment such as duration of employment, place of work, hours of work, wages, termination, etc.
  • The employee should read the employment contract thoroughly before signing. In case an employee does not understand any particular aspect of the employment contract, legal guidance should be sought from the worker’s union or from any other legal expert. 

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