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Future of Work - Webinar Series



In our Future of Work report Herbert Smith Freehills predicted a rise in workplace activism, with employees across all sectors and geographies becoming more vocal in articulating their views. An inevitable by-product of such activism will be a rise in the number of employee complaints. For employers investigating such complaints, the task can seem daunting. Whether it's scoping the investigation and framing allegations correctly, gathering evidence and conducting interviews, or writing reports and making findings, investigations can quickly become complicated and require significant time and resources.  

The Asia Employment Pensions and Incentives practice hosted a four-part series on managing workplace investigations. This series is aimed to help clients navigate the full life cycle of an investigation, focusing on Scoping & Drafting; Interviews & Privilege; Gathering Evidence; and Reports & Regulators. Register below to access the recordings.

Moderated by: Fatim Jumabhoy (Asia Head of Employment Pensions and Incentives)

Duration: 60 minutes per episode

Episode 1 – Scoping & Drafting
Speakers: Fatim Jumabhoy (Asia Head of Employment Pensions and Incentives)

Episode 2 – Interviews & Privilege
Speakers: Fatim Jumabhoy (Asia Head of Employment Pensions and Incentives), Elaine Wong (Partner - Disputes)

Episode 3 – Gathering Evidence
Speakers:  Fatim Jumabhoy (Asia Head of Employment Pensions and Incentives), Peggy Chow (Senior Associate - Technology, Media and Telecommunications)

Episode 4 – Reports & Regulators
Speakers:  Fatim Jumabhoy (Asia Head of Employment Pensions and Incentives), Natalie Curtis (Partner - Financial Services Regulatory)


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