Managing Employment Dismissals in Malaysia and England – A Legal Guide

Lee Sook Ling, Guru Dhillon

Abstract


ABSTRACT

This paper explains the essential steps that will be taken by the workman when he/she is dismissed. Subsequently, this paper highlights and explains pertinent matters that will be addressed in the Industrial Court. These include, among others, the burden of proof for dismissal cases in Industrial Court, the alternative remedies that can be offered to the claimant and the requirement of the mitigation of damages. A comparative analysis with England has been conducted to assess whether the current practice in managing employment dismissals in Malaysia is up to date and on par with international standards and expectations. The materials and data have been compiled from Malaysian and English legislations, case laws, journal articles, related official websites, and online databases. This paper is intended to benefit businesses or human resource managers, legal practitioners, law academics, law students, workmen, and employers.

Keywords: Employment dismissal; Malaysia; England; comparative analysis

ABSTRAK

Kajian ini menerangkan langkah-langkah penting yang harus diambil oleh pekerja apabila dia telah dibuang kerja. Selanjutnya, kajian ini menyerlahkan dan menerangkan perkara-perkara yang amat penting yang akan dibentangkan di dalam pembicaraan di Mahkamah Perusahaan. Perkara-perkara penting ini merangkumi, antara lain, beban bukti dalam kes pembuangan kerja di Mahkamah Perusahaan, remedi alternatif kepada Pihak Menuntut serta kewajipan untuk mengurangkan ganti rugi. Analisis perbandingan dengan England telah dijalankan untuk menilai sama ada amalan semasa dalam pengurusan pembuangan pekerjaan di Malaysia adalah terkini dan setaraf dengan piawaian dan jangkaan antarabangsa. Bahan dan data telah dikumpulkan dari undang-undang Malaysia dan England, kes undang-undang, artikel jurnal, laman web rasmi yang berkaitan dan pangkalan data atas talian. Kajian ini bertujuan untuk memberi manfaat kepada pengurus perniagaan atau sumber manusia, pengamal undang-undang, akademik undang-undang, pelajar undang-undang, pekerja, dan majikan.

Kata kunci: Pembuangan kerja; Malaysia; England; analisis perbandingan


Keywords


Employment dismissal, Malaysia, England, Burden of Proof, alternative remedies, mitigation of damages.

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