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Retrenchment : the law and practice in Malaysia

Ali Mohamed, Ashgar Ali and Sardar Baig, Farheen Baig (2012) Retrenchment : the law and practice in Malaysia. Thomson Reuters Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Petaling Jaya. ISBN 978-967-5040-92-4

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The employer is empowered to devise measures to reorganise and restructure or manage their workforce in any manner they deem appropriate to improve its profitability. Retrenchment of workers based on operational requirements is recognised for example, when there is reduction, diminution or cessation of the type of work the employee is performing. The excess services of employees resulting from a genuine reorganisation scheme adopted for reasons of economy and better management of the business may be discharged. Thus, a genuine redundancy in the organisation must be established before the retrenchment of surplus labour could be justified. However, the decision to retrench workers must not be capricious, without reason, mala fide, actuated by victimisation or unfair labour practice. The book “Retrenchment: The Law and Practice in Malaysia” provides an in-depth discussion of the laws and related issues concerning the subject matter in this country. The book contains a collection of legislations and awards of the Industrial Court on the subject and further, it is explained in a clear, concise and organised manner. When people are aware of the laws governing redundancy and retrenchment, industrial harmony can further be improved with the implementation of proper procedures to retrench workers, if necessary, with least violation of their rights. It is to be noted that the laws on retrenchment in Malaysia are not found in one single document, hence, this book is significant as it has compiled these laws and analysed them with reference to the awards of the Industrial Court.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Retrenchment, Malaysia, Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KPG Malaysia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Depositing User: Dr Ashgar Ali Ali Mohamed
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2012 16:35
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2012 16:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/24206

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