Prior warnings – a relevant factor in determining whether summary dismissal is justified?

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/hong-kong/prior-warnings--a-relevant-factor-in-determining-whether-summary-dismissal-is-justified

In October, the Court of First Instance handed down a decision which may shed light on the factors relevant to determining whether summary dismissal is justified.

15 January 2020

Pregnancy discrimination, Summary dismissals and Testifying via video conference

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/hong-kong/pregnancy-discrimination-summary-dismissals-and-testifying-via-video-conference

In September, the District Court handed down a decision which involved a pregnant domestic helper being summarily dismissed by her employer.

15 January 2020

Tax treatment of terminal payments

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/hong-kong/tax-treatment-of-terminal-payments

In November, the Court of Final Appeal dismissed the Commissioner's appeal and reaffirmed the long-standing position that payments made in return for services of employment are taxable.

15 January 2020

A move towards equality for same-sex couples

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2019/global/a-move-towards-equality-for-same-sex-couples

In June, the Court of Final Appeal handed down a landmark decision which will allow same-sex couples who are legally married in other jurisdictions to enjoy the same tax benefits, and, within the civil service, the same spousal benefits, as heterosexual ...

28 August 2019

Hong Kong court rules in favour of bank in mis-selling claim brought by experienced investor

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2018/hong-kong/hong-kong-court-rules-in-favour-of-bank-in-misselling-claim-brought-by-experienced-investor

In the latest decision on mis-selling of investment products arising out of the 2008 financial crisis, the Court of First Instance ruled in favour of Citibank and the bank's relationship manager (Ms Mak) to dismiss an investor's claim.

19 September 2018