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The China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC) in partnership with Seyfarth Shaw (US) LLP Shanghai representative office will host the seminar “Investigation into discrimination complaints from the HR Manager point of view: what to expect and how to address them” in the morning of November 21st at Seyfarth Shaw (US) LLP Shanghai representative office.

In recent years, with the MeToo movement and increased employee workplace activism, more companies in China have started to place a heavier emphasis on diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI). With this background in mind, it comes as no surprise to us as that there has been an uptick in the number of discrimination and harassment complaints in the workplace, which in turn has led to an increase of internal investigations into those complaints.

We often observe that employers can be apprehensive when dealing with complaints involving discrimination or harassment. This is because individuals might feel embarrassed and employers are unsure of how to handle these sensitive issues. They generally warrant a lot of care and sensitivity compared to perhaps more general grievances. Further, cultural nuances can affect an employer’s approach to how they handle such complaint – this can be challenging especially if employers do not have an investigation team or HR on the ground in China.

During the seminar, we hope to provide some insights into the latest DEI development and conducting investigations of discrimination and harassment complaints brought in China, including the key considerations and common pitfalls that employers should be mindful of.



  • 9:15-9:45 Registration with coffee and snack
  • 9:45-9:50 Opening Remarks and Introduction of the seminar, moderator, Stefano Beghi, Partner at Seyfarth Shaw Shanghai representative office.
  • 9:50-10:10 Keynote Speech: Leon Mao, Counsel at Seyfarth Shaw Shanghai representative office
  • 10:10-10:50 Panel discussion: Luca Leggieri, HR Manager of Pirelli China, Carol Weng, HR manager of Technogym.
  • 10:50-11:15 Q&A and networking



  • Date: November 21, 2023
  • Time: From 09:15 AM to 11:15 AM
  • Event Language: English
  • Venue: Seyfarth Shaw (US) LLP Shanghai representative office (15th Floor, Tower 2, Jing An Kerry Centre, 1539 Nanjing Road West, Shanghai, China 2000400)


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The China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC) in partnership with Seyfarth Shaw (US) LLP Shanghai representative office will host the seminar “Investigation into discrimination complaints from the HR Manager point of view: what to expect and how to address them”
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