Keely Rushmore

An employment lawyer with particular expertise in TUPE, redundancies and restructures.
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EXPERTISE

I advise employers and employees on all aspects of employment law, including disciplinary and grievance issues, discrimination, restrictive covenants and employee confidentiality issues and termination of employment as well as all types of employment-related litigation (including compromise agreements and mediations).

I have particular expertise in advising both employers and employees on redundancies and restructures, including advice on the redundancy process and negotiation of settlement agreements.

I also frequently advise on the TUPE Regulations, particularly in the context of contracts for services transferring from one entity to another as well as sales and purchases of businesses.

My clients come from a broad spectrum of industries, including manufacturing, media, retail and travel as well as charities and not-for-profit organisations. I provide clients with practical, clear and solution based advice.

KEY EXPERIENCE

  • Advised on the employment aspects of a major tyre business acquisition with over 50 sites.
  • Successful defence of a company against a claim of sex discrimination and unfair dismissal of an employee whilst pregnant. Involved sensitive allegations against the managing director.
  • Successful defence of a company against a c. £300,000 unfair and wrongful dismissal claim by an individual who claimed he should have been transferred pursuant to TUPE.
  • Successfully acted in Tribunal litigation and the subsequent successful mediation of a race discrimination claim worth in excess of £1 million.
  • I act for a number of clients in the retail sector with a nationwide presence, regularly assisting with employment tribunal litigation and providing strategic advice regarding redundancies and restructuring, as well as general advice on matters involving employee relations.

IN GENERAL

  • Memberships Employment Lawyers Association
  • Trainee at Norton Rose
  • Speaks French and German

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Coming clean on NDAs

With the SRA taking a hard line on non-disclosure agreement,s law firms must assess whether they are covering up serious misconduct. Keely Rushmore comments…

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Key learnings from SA Law's mock employment tribunal

SA Law helps employers prepare for the expected rise in tribunal claims. Read the key learnings for our popular mock tribunal event.

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Bridging the gender pay gap

Partner Keely Rushmore comments on the gender pay gap within the construction industry and how employers can close the gap.

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Gender pay gap: employers know the clock is ticking

Quoted in Personnel Today, Partner Keely Rushmore comments on gender pay gap reporting and how it can affect the Employer Brand.

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Employment Appeal Tribunal upholds finding of discrimination

Keely Rushmore, Partner, examines how a recent case acts as a useful reminder of employers' obligations relating to discrimination

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The HRD's Christmas survival guide

Keely contributes to HR Magazine’s HR Directors Christmas Guide and shares key Christmas considerations from the party, annual leave requests, balancing…

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Does flexible working affect your employees' careers?

In this helpful article, Partner Keely Rushmore explains how employers can assist staff with flexible working requests

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Employment Tribunal Fees Refund

Did you pay Employment Tribunal fees? Keely Rushmore explains how to go about applying for your refund.

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An overview of holiday pay and overtime

Partner Keely Rushmore gives an overview of holiday pay and overtime changes.

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Lecturer made redundant amid role confusion wins £55,000

Partner Keely Rushmore comments in People Management regarding a case involving a teacher who was made redundant following confusion over her role.

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Uber decision shows importance of vetting procedures, say experts

Keely Rushmore comments following the announcement that TFL would revoke Uber's London licence.

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Ryanair cancels flights to accommodate pilots’ holidays

Ryanair has confessed that it “messed up” the planning of its pilots’ holidays and accepts that it is facing a “significant management failure”.

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Monitoring Workers' Emails

Privacy in the workplace is dead. Or so it was claimed in the media in 2016.

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Paralegal who resigned was entitled to £14,000 bonus, tribunal rules

Judge finds employer could not unilaterally change pay agreement.

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If I wasn’t a Lawyer I’d be a photographer
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The Supreme Court has ruled Employment Tribunal Fees to be unlawful

Partner Keely Rushmore explains what today's Supreme Court Judgment will mean for your business.

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Government warns bad bosses will be slapped with jail time

Partner Keely Rushmore comments on rogue employers and the likelihood of prison time for bad bosses

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I'm facing redundancy, what should I do?

A redundancy process is undoubtedly an unpleasant thing to go through, understanding your rights can make things significantly easier.

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My favourite career moment is successfully defending a claim worth c500k where the client, on my advice, had refused to take on the Claimant under TUPE.…
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