KANAPATHI KUPPUSAMY v. PLATINUM GLOVE INDUSTRIES SDN BHD
INDUSTRIAL COURT, KUALA LUMPUR
EDDIE YEO SOON CHYE
AWARD NO. 1062 OF 2014 [CASE NO: 13/4-819/2013]
11 SEPTEMBER 2014
INDUSTRIAL COURT: Jurisdiction - Company seeking to stay the
proceedings or adjourn the matter sine die - Whether the Industrial Court
possessed the jurisdiction to do so - Perusal of the Industrial Relations Act
and its provisions - Intention of the Industrial Relations Act - Whether the
Industrial Court ought to allow the company’s application - Factors to
consider - Effect of - What the Industrial Court ought to do
INDUSTRIAL COURT: Procedure - Reliefs claimed by the parties in
the Industrial Court and the Sessions Court respectively - Whether two
separate and distinct matters - Factors to consider - Effect of - Whether
the company had acted within the spirit and intent of the Industrial Relations Act 1967
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