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Religious freedom of employees in public and private sector workplaces in Malaysia: a comparative study of different jurisdictions

Nik Mahmod, Nik Ahmad Kamal and Mohd Yusoff, Rahmawati and Harun, Azmi and Mohd, Azizah and Che Mohd Salleh, Marhanum and Mohd Noor, Noor Azlan and Islam, Md Asraful (2022) Religious freedom of employees in public and private sector workplaces in Malaysia: a comparative study of different jurisdictions. Academy of Strategic Management Journal, 21 (Special Issue 2). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1939-6104-21-S2-30

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This paper examines the extent of religious freedom exercised by the employees in public and private sector workplaces in Malaysia and some of the selected countries of the world. Hence, the objects of this study are to investigate the legal and regulatory frameworks governing religious freedom at workplaces in Malaysia and other selected jurisdictions, to highlight the necessity of religious freedom at workplaces and to suggest some policy recommendations to the government of Malaysia for ensuring effective religious freedom and religious diversity practices at workplaces. The study is conducted applying legal and doctrinal research methodology followed by an analytical approach. Both primary and secondary legal sources are considered in identifying and interpreting data. The study finds that there is no distinct legal instrument in Malaysia to govern religious freedom at workplaces. Here, religious freedom at workplaces is governed by the core laws that deal with religious freedom at large, i.e. the Constitution. It is also observed that ensuring religious freedom at the workplaces increases the productivity of an organization significantly, whereas absolute freedom might also affect the discipline inside the organization. At the end it was recommended that a comprehensive legislation is essential for Malaysia to effectively govern religious freedom at workplaces.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Religious Freedom, Employees, Public, Private, Workplaces
Subjects: K Law > K1701 Labor Law
K Law > K559 Comparative Law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr. Marhanum Che Mohd Salleh
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2021 10:50
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2021 10:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/94622

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