Case Spotlight: Walking Out During Suspension

Case Spotlight: Walking Out During Suspension

Share this article: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...
Can Your Employer Reduce Your Salary?

Can Your Employer Reduce Your Salary?

Share this article: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,...
What is Constructive Dismissal?

What is Constructive Dismissal?

Share this article:In Malaysia, the term “constructive dismissal” refers to an act of an employee in terminating his employment due to a breach of contract committed by the employer. The breach committed must have been so severe that it had altered the...
The Right to Ang Pow

The Right to Ang Pow

Share this article:Agnes Ann was a secretary at one of the top advertising agencies in Kuala Lumpur.  One day in late February, she walked out of her job. The grounds for Agnes’ grievance with her company was that she did not receive any increment, bonus or “ang pow”...