Seyfarth Shaw Hong Kong Office
Suite 3701 & 3708-3710, 37/F
Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark
15 Queen’s Road Central
Central, Hong Kong

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
9:00am to 10:00am, with registration open and breakfast served from 8:30am

Language: English

Who should attend: HR Directors, Employment Counsel, General Counsel and business owners with responsibility for workforces in Hong Kong and Mainland China

Cost: There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required.


About the Program

Join us Wednesday, 17 May, for an in-person breakfast seminar at Seyfarth’s office on cross-border investigations in Hong Kong and Mainland China, involving discrimination and harassment complaints.

Conducting a successful workplace investigation is not an easy task, especially where discrimination and harassment allegations are involved and there are cross-border issues. It is important to handle it with the utmost care and be aware of the dos and don’ts of conducting investigations in both jurisdictions.

Employers can be apprehensive when handling discrimination and harassment complaints – there can be uncertainty as to how to react to the issues, or fear that an employee may become litigious if the company is perceived to be mishandling the complaint. Sometimes, cultural nuances also affect the approach to an investigation. Being aware of the anti-discrimination and harassment laws in each jurisdiction and how to apply them to an investigation can help ease this apprehension.

During this seminar, Seyfarth’s Hong Kong and Shanghai employment lawyers shall provide their insight into conducting investigations of discrimination and harassment complaints brought in Hong Kong and Mainland China, including key considerations and common pitfalls employers should be mindful of. We will also provide an analysis of the law on discrimination and harassment from a Hong Kong and Mainland China perspective, cover recent relevant case law/precedent and take you through a case study to bring the legal issues to life. Time will be allocated at the end of the seminar for Q&A.

We have applied for CPD accreditation from the Law Society for this seminar and are awaiting confirmation.

Kathryn Weaver, Partner
Leon Mao, Counsel
Joni Wong, Senior Associate
Ellie Cheung, Associate

If you have any questions, please contact Judie Tong at and reference this event.