The Executive Committee of ACC Hong Kong invites you to the following presentation, hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills.
Food and drinks will be provided. 1 Law Society of Hong Kong CPD point has been applied for. New York and California Approved Jurisdiction policy may apply.
TOPIC: Sexual Harassment: A Regional Perspective
Daily revelations of harassment and social media campaigns highlighting the prevalence of such conduct are prompting businesses to consider whether their internal processes will effectively manage employee complaints and withstand scrutiny.
For organisations operating across the Asia Pacific region, this presents particular challenges, not only in ensuring compliance with the local legal framework but also navigating cultural differences.
This session will provide a broad overview of the legal framework of sexual harassment regulations around the region. Our team will then work through a case study to explore how issues may arise in the workplace and what steps organisations should take to mitigate risk and effectively respond to sexual harassment complaints.
Gareth Thomas, PartnerHerbert Smith Freehills, Hong Kong
Gareth has been a Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills in Hong Kong for 18 years. He is primarily a disputes lawyer but also heads up our employment team in Hong Kong and has advised clients on discrimination and harassment governance and internal investigations for many years.
Fatim Jumabhoy, PartnerHerbert Smith Freehills, Singapore
Fatim leads the Employment, Pensions and Incentives team in Singapore. Her focus is on cross-border and multijurisdictional matters, working with clients to create regionally consistent yet locally compliant approaches. Fatim has more than thirteen years of experience helping clients navigate complex employment law matters.
Tess Lumsdaine, Registered Foreign Lawyer (New South Wales)
Herbert Smith Freehills, Hong Kong
Tess is an employment law specialist who has worked in our Australian and Singapore offices and has recently joined our Hong Kong practice. Tess has advised on and investigated harassment and discrimination complaints for clients in Asia and Australia and has acted in long running harassment and discrimination litigation in Australia.
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