Workplace Culture event with Allen & Overy

Me too”, “speak up“, prevention and treatment of moral harassment, mental health, tackling discrimination, promotion of gender equality, tolerance: all of these keywords relate to one common topic which has shaken up employment relationships like few others over the past decade: workplace culture.

We are moving from a compliance-based to a value-based environment and it is just the beginning: millennial’s consider a healthy workplace culture as one of the key points for their well-being at work.

AMCHAM Luxembourg and Allen & Overy were honoured to receive over 150 guests to their new building for a superb event titled WORKPLACE CULTURE on 12 February 2020.

The objective was to give a specific Luxembourg angle to the topic, with first hand legal and practical experiences: Where do we stand in terms of legal environment? What are companies already doing and where are they lacking behind?

– An outline of the legal environment, notably of the gaps between stringent obligations and the reality on the field, with practical considerations as to how these gaps can be closed pragmatically. A focus will be on a process which has been relatively unknown in Luxembourg but has gained a paramount importance in recent years, namely the conduct of internal investigations in case of suspected issues on workplace culture (harassment, discrimination, etc.). The speakers will be André Marc (Partner), Gilles Dall’Agnol (Counsel), Sabrina Bodson, Maurice Macchi and Nathaël Malanda (Senior Associates).

– A panel discussion then took place with Dr Sandrine Tomasini (ASTF), Sandra Locke Lombard International Assurance, Andrew Notter of Anderson Wise and moderated by the two co-chairs of the AMCHAM HR Group, Ms Petra Silber-Leroux, Head of Human Resources Europe at Lombard International Assurance, and Gilles Dall’Agnol, Employment Law Counsel within Allen & Overy.  The evening ending in Allen & Overy’s magnificent 8th floor rooftop area with a networking cocktail and walking dinner. Many thanks for a wonderful evening!! Photocredit:  Dalboyne