Have You Ever Signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement?
While checking out at the grocery store this morning I purchased the August 15, 2011 issue of InTouch Weekly. The cover story is, "The Nanny Tells All." In the cover story, Angelina Jolie's former nanny, Kirsann Morel, is writing a tell-all book about the actress.
Every time I see a nanny come public about a former employer (or charge) I think to myself, "How could anyone betray another person like that?" No matter if the work or personal relationship with the former employers became strained, I think it speaks badly on the integrity of the domestic employee.
Domestic workers are often privy to some of the most intimate details of their employer's life. A nanny or au pair may come across financial records, medical records, court paperwork, and more. It would devastate a family if their private issues were made public by a once trusted employee. I also think it would hurt an domestic worker's chances of landing another nanny or au pair job.
Do You Have a Confidentiality Agreement in Your Nanny or Au Pair Contract?