Keely Rushmore

Should your employee’s housekeeper sign an NDA?

The billionaire British inventor James Dyson is rarely out of the headlines, and recently a dispute with his housekeeper has prompted interest from the press


Reality TV duty of care rules: Lessons for HR

New guidelines for TV broadcasters offer useful lessons for all employers on their duty of care to employees


Liability for contractors’ wrongdoing

The CoA recently upheld a High Court decision that Barclays was vicariously liable for sexual assaults made by a doctor working as an independent contractor


Hot topic: Corporate corruption, part two

What is HR’s role in preventing corruption?


Without prejudice vs. protected conversations: Getting it right

Employers often confuse 'without prejudice' and 'protected conversations'. Here's how to get the distinction right


Dealing with competing holiday requests over Christmas

A rota, ballot, or first come first served system could all help with multiple holiday requests over Christmas


Derbyshire NHS Trust “scandal”: when should an employer give in?

Defending a claim in a tribunal will usually involve significant legal fees and risks irreparable reputation damage, so when should you settle?


Spotlight on whistleblowing

The recent Co-op case makes the stakes in whistleblowing cases clear. So what is best practice here?