Case Spotlight: Walking Out During Suspension

Case Spotlight: Walking Out During Suspension

What happens when an employee “walks out” of their job when they are suspended pending investigations, because they feel they have been wrongly or unfairly accused of misconduct? When an employee does this, they will usually claim that they have been constructively...
Workplace Discrimination

Workplace Discrimination

In response to the news concerning the ban on wearing tudung imposed by hotel owners on employees, proposals to amend the Employment Act 1955 were put forward by the Human Resources Ministry to address, among others, the issue of workplace discrimination. The ban had...
Must Your Employer Give You Time Off to Vote?

Must Your Employer Give You Time Off to Vote?

The Election Commission has announced that Malaysia will go to the polls on 9 May 2018 (Wednesday). In the short period of time since the announcement, we have already received numerous queries from clients about how to manage this situation given that 9 May 2018 is a...
Can Your Employer Reduce Your Salary?

Can Your Employer Reduce Your Salary?

The thought of having one’s salary reduced by an employer is often a difficult pill to swallow. In the business landscape, salary reductions are often attributed to either a demotion or the declining financial performance of the company.  However, are employee salary...
Case Spotlight: Fired for Facebook Comments

Case Spotlight: Fired for Facebook Comments

Should an employee be held accountable for postings made on their personal Facebook account? The recent Industrial Court case of Roslan Ayob v Parkroyal Penang Resort & Ors [Award No. 444 of 2018, 27 February 2018] deals with this issue. Brief Facts The employee...