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LATEST CASES (ILR Issue 2 of 2012)  
 

SUBJECT INDEX

CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT

Terms and conditions - Retirement age - Claimant without employment contract - Company retiring him off at age of 55 - Whether claimant aware of companyís retirement age - Whether implied term - Whether company imposed retirement on claimant solely - Whether dismissal with just cause or excuse - Industrial Relations Act 1967, s. 20(3)
Eric Walter Davis v. Sepakat Setia Perunding Sdn Bhd
(Mary Shakila G Azariah) [2012] 1 ILR 461 cljlaw  labourlaw

Terms and conditions - Retrenchment - Claimant employed under two year contract with hotel to oversee club project - Club project deferred indefinitely due to financial constraints - Effect of - Claimantís position became redundant and retrenched - Whether claimant dismissed with just cause or excuse - Industrial Relations Act 1967, s. 20(3)
Jacqueline Helen Davies v. Saujana Hotel Sdn Bhd / The Saujana Kuala Lumpur
(Khadijah Mahmud) [2012] 1 ILR 291 cljlaw  labourlaw

Transfer - Claimant claiming breach of contract - Companyís prerogative to transfer - Whether company obligated to inform claimant and obtain approval prior to transfer
Yusmah Yusoff v. Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd
(Khadijah Mahmud) [2012] 1 ILR 416 cljlaw  labourlaw

DISMISSAL

Breach of companyís procedure - Negligence - Claimant erroneously entered wrong details into requisite forms - Whether claimant liable to company for errors - Evidence adduced - Whether proven by company - Whether errors sufficed to cause dismissal - Industrial Relations Act 1967, s. 30(5)
Azlan Abdullah v. Pusat Pemeriksaan Kenderaan Berkomputer Sdn Bhd (Puspakom)
(Mary Shakila G Azariah) [2012] 1 ILR 307 cljlaw  labourlaw

Constructive dismissal - Transfer - Claimants demanded rectification of transfer order - Alleged constructive dismissal upon failure by company to respond - Whether constructive dismissal established - Whether transfer order in breach of fundamental terms of contract - Whether claimants discharged onus of proving constructive dismissal
Afindi Ramli & Anor v. Awana Vacation Resorts Development Bhd
(P Iruthayaraj D Pappusamy) [2012] 1 ILR 262 cljlaw  labourlaw

Constructive dismissal - Transfer - Claimant transferred to new division - Intention of company - Whether bona fide - Factors to consider - Claimant started new assignment but later claimed demotion - Whether claimantís action reasonable - Whether claimant established constructive dismissal - Industrial Relations Act 1967, s. 20(3)
Yusmah Yusoff v. Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd
(Khadijah Mahmud) [2012] 1 ILR 416 cljlaw  labourlaw

Misconduct - Breach of companies rules and regulations and insubordination - Whether breach of fundamental condition of employment - Whether dismissal justified
Yu Yong Thai v. Embedded Wireless Labs Sdn Bhd
(Jalaldin Hussain) [2012] 1 ILR 324 cljlaw  labourlaw

Misconduct - Bribery - Allegation of - CW1 lodged complaint against claimant - Whether company succeeded in establishing misconduct - Whether CW1ís testimony consistent - Whether dismissal without just cause or excuse - Industrial Relations Act 1967, s. 20(3)
Azlan Abdullah v. Pusat Pemeriksaan Kenderaan Berkomputer Sdn Bhd (Puspakom)
(Mary Shakila G Azariah) [2012] 1 ILR 307 cljlaw  labourlaw

Misconduct - Proof of - Whether company called witnesses to prove allegation of misconduct - Whether company rebutted claimantís evidence - Whether claimantís dismissal justified
Yap Kien Loon v. mDRL (M) Sdn Bhd
(Tay Lee Ly) [2012] 1 ILR 388 cljlaw  labourlaw

Notice of termination - Forced resignation - Claimant resigned to avoid disciplinary action against him - Whether claimant voluntarily resigned for his own benefit - Evidence adduced - Contents of claimantís resignation letter - Factors to consider - Whether claimant dismissed with just cause or excuse - Industrial Relations Act 1967, ss. 20(3) & 30(5)
Mazli Mohamed v. SAP Holdings Berhad
(Ahmad Terrirudin Mohd Salleh) [2012] 1 ILR 399 cljlaw  labourlaw

Notice of termination - Forced resignation - Claimant tendered resignation - Whether placed under pressure to resign - Whether contents of resignation letter showed involuntary resignation - Whether claimant established forced resignation - Industrial Relations Act 1967, s. 20(3)
R G Chandrasegaran v. LIPO Corporation Berhad
(Sulaiman Ismail) [2012] 1 ILR 241 cljlaw  labourlaw

Performance - Unsatisfactory performance - Whether proven by company - Target set by company - Evidence adduced - Whether dismissal with just cause or excuse - Industrial Relations Act 1967, ss. 20(3) & 30(5)
Lim Kok Tee v. HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad
(Tay Lee Ly) [2012] 1 ILR 433 cljlaw  labourlaw

Retrenchment - Redundancy - Deferment of hotelís club project due to financial constraints - Whether claimant knew club projectís financial arrangement - Renovation work on club project started five months after deferment and claimantís retrenchment - Whether there was cessation to claimantís type of work - Whether club project redundant due to financial constraints
Jacqueline Helen Davies v. Saujana Hotel Sdn Bhd / The Saujana Kuala Lumpur
(Khadijah Mahmud) [2012] 1 ILR 291 cljlaw  labourlaw

EVIDENCE

Adverse inference - Non-production of material witness - Absence of Hasnulís testimony - Whether presence of Hasnul necessary - Evidence Act 1950, s. 114(g)
Mazli Mohamed v. SAP Holdings Berhad
(Ahmad Terrirudin Mohd Salleh)399

Adverse presumption - Non-production of material evidence - Whether could be invoked against company - Whether materials privileged - Evidence Act 1950, s.114(g) & Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989, ss. 97(1) & 99(1)
Lim Kok Tee v. HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad
(Tay Lee Ly) [2012] 1 ILR 433 cljlaw  labourlaw

INDUSTRIAL COURT

Procedure - Application to reopen case - Courtís discretion - Whether discretion to be exercised judiciously - Whether tantamount to abuse of process of court
Yu Yong Thai v. Embedded Wireless Labs Sdn Bhd
(Jalaldin Hussain) [2012] 1 ILR 324 cljlaw  labourlaw

TRADE DISPUTE

Collective Agreement - Interpretation of Articles - Whether court taken into consideration relevant principles and factors
Kesatuan Kebangsaan Pekerja-pekerja Perdagangan v. Kumpulan OíConnorís (M) Sdn Bhd
(P Iruthayaraj D Pappusamy) [2012] 1 ILR 367 cljlaw  labourlaw

INDEKS PERKARA

UNDANG-UNDANG BURUH

Keselamatan sosial - Kemalangan - Sama ada dalam laluan perjalanan balik dari tempat kerja - Sama ada terdapat gangguan atau lencongan dalam perjalanan - Akta Keselamatan Sosial Pekerja 1969, s. 24(1)(a)
Muhammad Fandy Rohizat lwn. Ketua Pengarah Pertubuhan Keselamatan Sosial
(Roslan Mat Nor) [2012] 1 ILR 233 cljlaw  labourlaw

 

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