The terms and conditions are the written particulars that define the essential elements of an employment contract or the relationship between an employer and employee. These could include place of work, rate of pay, annual leave, sickness absence, public holidays, holiday pay, job title, hours of work, probationary period, notice period, disciplinary rules and procedures, grievance procedures etc.

Terms are agreed between the employer and employee, as opposed to conditions which are instructed by the employer and must be adhered to during the employment.