Implied Terms

Not every term in an employment contract will be express or in writing, even assuming you have a written contract. Terms can be implied, for instance, through statute or through custom and practice. So you will never see a term in a contract that says men and women will receive equal pay for equal work, but it will be there by virtue of the Equal Pay Act, ­or that there is a mutual duty of trust and confidence between employer and employee ­but that will be there too (see Constructive Dismissal).