Employment

25Mar2024

Tanner De Witt seeks Employment Lawyer (1-5PQE)

Tanner De Witt seeks a Hong Kong-qualified solicitor with 1-5 years PQE to join our Employment Department. Join one of the largest independent law firms in Hong Kong servicing a global client base with business interests in Hong Kong, China and the Asia Pacific Region….Read More

18Jan2024

Tanner De Witt is delighted that our law firm has achieved consistent recognition in Chambers and Partners Greater China Region Guide 2024

Tanner De Witt is delighted that our law firm has achieved consistent recognition in Chambers and Partners Greater China Region Guide 2024. We are honoured to have maintained top-notch rankings for an impressive 14-year stretch. Big congratulations to our exceptional team for earning this well-deserved recognition. Restructuring & Insolvency:…Read More

30Nov2023

Russell Bennett has been listed as Who’s Who Legal Recommended 2023

Russell Bennett, partner in our employment team has been listed as Who’s Who Legal Recommended 2023 for Labour Employment & Benefits in Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR.

29Aug2023

The importance of proof of the genuine reasons for dismissal in defending discrimination claims

The District Court has recently handed down a judgment against a logistics company (“Respondent”), for refusing to pay a former pregnant employee (“Claimant”) her year-end bonus and for not renewing her employment contract after she had informed the Respondent about her pregnancy.  Background The Claimant…Read More

21Jul2023

Five Tanner De Witt partners once again ranked in the 2023 edition of Who’s Who Legal (WWL)

We are pleased to say that the firm is well represented in rankings published in the 2023 edition of Who’s Who Legal (WWL). in the fields of Restructuring and Insolvency; Asset Recovery; Labour and Employment; and Pensions and Benefits. Partners Ian De Witt, Robin Darton,…Read More

26Jun2023

Tanner De Witt wins three awards in the China Business Law Awards 2023

Tanner De Witt is delighted to announce that we have been recognised by China Business Law Journal in the China Business Law Awards 2023 in three categories, Pro-Bono, Data Protection and Privacy and Employment and Labour. The Pro Bono Achievers Award recognises our team’s exceptional…Read More

31May2023

Tanner De Witt’s Employment Practice ranked, and Russell Bennett recognised as Leading Employment & Labour Lawyer

Tanner De Witt is delighted to announce that our Partner, Russell Bennett, is recognised as one of the Leading Employment and Labour lawyers in Hong Kong by Doyles Guide 2023. Tanner De Witt is also ranked in the second-tier for Employment and Labour Law Firms….Read More

18May2023

Hong Kong Court Awards Indemnity Costs to Employer in Discrimination Proceedings 

Introduction  We previously published two articles “Can and will an employee claiming discrimination be liable for legal costs if they lose?” and “Important points for making discrimination claims highlighted in a recent District Court case by a former student against a local university” which discuss…Read More

10May2023

Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2023 Recognizes Tanner De Witt

We are pleased to announce that Tanner De Witt has received recognition in the Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific Guide 2023 across five practice areas, including Insolvency, Commercial and Transactions, Family and Matrimonial, Private Client, and Labor and Employment.  Tanner De Witt has received the following awards: Tier…Read More

04May2023

Legal update: The Hong Kong Court of First Instance confirms penalty rule in an employment contract following decision in Law Ting Pong Secondary School v. Chen Wai Wah [2021] CA 873

Introduction  Many employers may want to bind an employee for a certain period of time, by including a clause in employment contacts that requires the employee to pay wages for the balance of the fixed term should they terminate employment before the fixed term ends. …Read More

12Apr2023

Can and will an employee claiming discrimination be liable for legal costs if they lose?

Discover why the normal rule of paying costs in litigation doesn’t apply to discrimination claims.

24Mar2023

Proposal to amend Race Discrimination Ordinance to outlaw “intra-racial discrimination” and address discrimination and harassment relating to people from Mainland China

Earlier this week, the Equal Opportunities Commission (the “EOC”) in its update to the Legislative Council (“LegCo”) had reiterated its plan to:- “… tackle discrimination, harassment and vilification between people from Hong Kong and those from the Mainland through legislation …” Currently, the Race Discrimination…Read More