LLB Bulletin #01/2016

LLB Bulletin #01/2016





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IN THIS ISSUE BULLETIN 01/2016
1. Latest Highlights
    - Case Highlights
    - ILR Issue 12 of 2015
    - ILR Issue 01 of 2016
2. Media Info


LATEST HIGHLIGHTS
CASE HIGHLIGHTS
ABDULLAH ABDUL RAHMAN @ ABDUL HALIM v. CONTINENTAL TYRE AS MALAYSIA SDN BHD
INDUSTRIAL COURT, PENANG
SULAIMAN ISMAIL
AWARD NO. 1032 OF 2015 [CASE NO: 9/4-904/13]
24 AUGUST 2015
CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT: Frustration of contract - Claimant's medical condition making performance of his contract of employment impossible - Effect of - Claimant certified unfit to perform his job by the doctor - Conduct of the respondent company towards him - Whether reasonable - Effect of - Whether there had been a frustration of the claimant's contract of employment - Whether dismissal without just cause or excuse - Industrial Relations Act 1967, s. 20(3)
CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT: Frustration of contract - Claimant unable to perform his job due to his medical condition - Medical Board not convened by the respondent company - Whether it had been fatal to the respondent company's case - Whether the respondent company had complied with whatever it had needed to do before medically boarding out the claimant - Factors to consider - Whether the respondent company's actions had been reasonable - Whether the respondent company had acted in the best interests of the claimant - Effect of - Whether dismissal without just cause and excuse - Industrial Relations Act 1967, s. 20(3)
CHEOK SWEE AIK v. TALI MAJU SDN BHD
INDUSTRIAL COURT, SABAH
DUNCAN SIKODOL
AWARD NO. 1216 OF 2015 [CASE NO: 17/4-99/13]
20 OCTOBER 2015
CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT: Terms and conditions - Notice of termination - Whether the claimant had been terminated pursuant to contract - Factors to consider - Effect of - Relationship between the claimant and the company - Whether the Industrial Court as a court of good conscience and equity should ignore the sanctity of contracts and modify the contractual rights and obligations of the parties - Whether there had been a dismissal
DISMISSAL: Constructive dismissal - Change in hours of work - Claimant issued second letter of appointment with daily split shift - Whether there had been mala fide intent on the part of the company in issuing this second letter of appointment - Factors to consider - Whether it had been a business decision and within management's prerogative to issue it - Whether it had constituted an unfair labour practice - Whether the claimant had been constructively dismissed - Whether dismissal without just cause or excuse - Industrial Relations Act 1967, ss. 20(3) & 30(5)
DISMISSAL: Constructive dismissal - Change in hours of work - Claimant required to work on daily split shift pursuant to second letter of appointment - Claimant contending that he had not been aware of the change when he had signed the second letter of appointment - Whether could be accepted - Evidence adduced - Effect of - Position held by the claimant in the company - What he should have done - Claimant only protesting after two weeks - Effect of - Whether he had read and understood the terms of the letter - Whether he had been dismissed by the company - Whether dismissal without just cause and excuse
DISMISSAL: Insubordination - Claimant notifying the respondent company that he would strictly comply with the working hours as stipulated in his first employment letter and proceeding to do so - Whether his actions had been a clear defiance of the respondent company's instructions - Whether it had constituted insubordinate behaviour - Whether it had justified his dismissal
SITI ESRAWANI RAHMAT lwn. ELEKTRIK TAWANIE
MAHKAMAH PERUSAHAAN, JOHOR
ROSLAN MAT NOR
AWARD NO. 1240 TAHUN 2015 [NO. KES: 16/4-155/15]
29 OKTOBER 2015
KONTRAK PERKHIDMATAN: Terma dan syarat - Notis penamatan - YM menandatangani dua perjanjian pekerjaan dengan syarikat responden - Sama ada kedudukan YM telah ditukar daripada seorang pekerja tetap kepada seorang pekerja kontrak - Faktor-faktor yang harus diambil kira - Kesannya
PEMBUANGAN KERJA: Prestasi kerja - Prestasi kerja yang tidak memuaskan - Sama ada berjaya dibuktikan oleh syarikat responden - Keterangan yang dikemukakan - Kesannya - Sama ada prestasi kerja YM telah dinilai oleh syarikat responden - Faktor-faktor yang harus diambil kira - Apa yang syarikat responden seharusnya lakukan - Sama ada tindakan syarikat responden adalah berpatutan - Kesannya - Sama ada pembuangan kerja YM telah dilakukan secara adil dan bersebab - Akta Perhubungan Perusahaan 1967, ss. 20(3) & 30(5)
LOH POH IM v. MINETECH RESOURCES BERHAD
INDUSTRIAL COURT, KUALA LUMPUR
ONG GEOK LAN
AWARD NO. 1399 OF 2015 [CASE NO: 15/4-566/13]
15 DECEMBER 2015
DISMISSAL: Abandonment - Claimant walking out of her job - Whether she had abandoned it - Evidence adduced - Evaluation of - Whether she had been dismissed by the company - Whether dismissal without just cause and excuse
DISMISSAL: Constructive dismissal - Change in job functions - Claimant reinstated to position of COO pursuant to IR conciliation meeting - Whether the company had complied with all the terms of the Memorandum of Agreement - Factors to consider - Evidence adduced - Evaluation of - Company changing her portfolios - Whether it had been allowed to do so - Whether it had been in breach of the Memorandum - Perusal of the contents of the Memorandum - Effect of
DISMISSAL: Constructive dismissal - Change in job functions - Company changing her portfolios in line with its reorganisation and restructuring - Whether it had been within its management prerogative to do so - Factors to consider - Whether there had been any mala fide intent on the part of the company in doing so - Evidence adduced - Effect of - Treatment of the company towards the claimant - Effect of
DISMISSAL: Notice of termination - Forced resignation - Whether the claimant had been forced to resign - Factors to consider - Evidence adduced - Effect of - Company's actions towards her - Whether it had still wanted her to work for it
LATEST CASES (ILR Issue 12 of 2015)
Award Parties Citation Links
Alam Venture Sdn Bhd & Anor v. Abdul Aziz Abdul Majid & Ors [Civil Appeal No: 01(f)-45-10-2013(C)] [2015] 4 ILR 457 cljlaw
labourlaw
Eaton Electronic Swithgear Sdn Bhd v. Sukumaran Nadason & Anor [Judicial Review No: 25-43-04-2014] [2015] 4 ILR 473 cljlaw
labourlaw
951/2015 Ahmad Kamaruzaman Azizan v. Continental Tyre AS Malaysia Sdn Bhd [Case No: 18/4-1356/13] [2015] 4 ILR 489 cljlaw
labourlaw
1032/2015 Abdullah Abdul Rahman @ Abdul Halim v. Continental Tyre AS Malaysia Sdn Bhd [Case No: 9/4-904/13] [2015] 4 ILR 512 cljlaw
labourlaw
1064/2015 Razali Ahmed v. Affin Bank Berhad [Case No: 15/4-9/13] [2015] 4 ILR 520 cljlaw
labourlaw
1150/2015 Abdul Rahim Mamat lwn. Hicom Automotive Manufacturers (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd [No. Kes: 12/4-76/14] [2015] 4 ILR 527 cljlaw
labourlaw
1162/2015 Subang Jaya Hotel Development Sdn Bhd (Dorsett Grand Subang) v. Kesatuan Kebangsaan Pekerja-Pekerja Hotel, Bar & Restoran Semenanjung Malaysia [Case No: 13/3-295/2014] [2015] 4 ILR 539 cljlaw
labourlaw
1180/2015 Azlina Mohd Sukaimi lwn. SIME-SIRIM Technologies Sdn Bhd [No. Kes: 10(18)/4-761/11] [2015] 4 ILR 563 cljlaw
labourlaw
1188/2015 Isa Sumadi v. Genting Malaysia Berhad [Case No: 22(24)/4-329/11] [2015] 4 ILR 589 cljlaw
labourlaw
1216/2015 Cheok Swee Aik v. Tali Maju Sdn Bhd [Case No: 17/4-99/13] [2015] 4 ILR 603 cljlaw
labourlaw
1225/2015 Kesatuan Kebangsaan Pekerja-Pekerja Hotel, Bar Dan Restoran Semenanjung Malaysia v. Langkawi Airport Hotel Sdn Bhd (Hotel Helang) [Case No: 13/2-1450/2013] [2015] 4 ILR 615 cljlaw
labourlaw
1241/2015 Siti Nurizah Ismail v. Malaysia Airlines [Case No: 22(24)/4-816/12] [2015] 4 ILR 628 cljlaw
labourlaw
1246/2015 Roselina Abdullah v. Konsortium Transnasional Berhad [Case No: 2/4-803/11] [2015] 4 ILR 642 cljlaw
labourlaw
1269/2015 Vithylingam Letchumanan v. Ice Room Food & Beverage Management Sdn Bhd [Case No: 13/4-640/2014] [2015] 4 ILR 655 cljlaw
labourlaw
1274/2015 Prinz Shobanraj Johnathan Augustine Dhanaraj v. Dell Global Business Center Sdn Bhd [Case No: 3/4-625/13] [2015] 4 ILR 666 cljlaw
labourlaw
To Subject Index
LATEST CASES (ILR Issue 1 of 2016)
Award Parties Citation Links
1036/2015 Abdul Rahim Mohd Mydin v. Amphenol TCS (M) Sdn Bhd [Case No: 18/4-689/11] [2016] 1 ILR 1 cljlaw
labourlaw
1240/2015 Siti Esrawani Rahmat lwn. Elektrik Tawanie [No. Kes: 16/4-155/15] [2016] 1 ILR 11 cljlaw
labourlaw
1296/2015 Mohd Jailani Wagiman v. UMW Fabritech Sdn Bhd [Case No: 12/4-417/11] [2016] 1 ILR 21 cljlaw
labourlaw
1297/2015 Mahidi Mahat lwn. Ipoh Cargo Terminal Sdn Bhd [No. Kes: 10/4-1094/13] [2016] 1 ILR 34 cljlaw
labourlaw
1301/2015 Zaimah Zaini v. Offshore Works Sdn Bhd [Case No: 3(28)/4-1484/12] [2016] 1 ILR 63 cljlaw
labourlaw
1323/2015 Ajit Singh Gurbachan Singh v. Hexagon Tower Sdn Bhd [Case No: 4(24)/4-879/11] [2016] 1 ILR 75 cljlaw
labourlaw
1329/2015 Selvaraju Kaliappan v. LTC International Logistics Sdn Bhd [Case No: 3/4-950/13] [2016] 1 ILR 107 cljlaw
labourlaw
1344/2015 Lim Seong Kin v. Squire Mech Sdn Bhd [Case No: 13/4-807/2014] [2016] 1 ILR 126 cljlaw
labourlaw
1352/2015 Liew Chooi Ling v. Thorus Technology Sdn Bhd [Case No: 7(13)(7)/4-665/10] [2016] 1 ILR 140 cljlaw
labourlaw
1378/2015 K Kavitha Krishnan v. Aetins Sdn Bhd [Case No: 3/4-257/14] [2016] 1 ILR 156 cljlaw
labourlaw
1389/2015 Zul Hilmi Zahudin lwn. Rapid KL [No. Kes: 7/4-783/12] [2016] 1 ILR 178 cljlaw
labourlaw
1399/2015 Loh Poh Im v. Minetech Resources Berhad [Case No: 15/4-566/13] [2016] 1 ILR 199 cljlaw
labourlaw
1411/2015 Lee Yu Meng v. Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad [Case No: 3/4-1436/13] [2016] 1 ILR 216 cljlaw
labourlaw
To Subject Index
MEDIA INFO
Articles
Steps to acing a panel interview (The Star, Malaysia)
Had a call for a group or panel interview? While you might be thrilled to make it to this stage of the hiring process, the mere thought of fielding not one , but a whole team of interviewers can be enough to put your stomach in knots.
Human Resource
Option to continue 11pc EPF deduction (New Straits Times, Malaysia)
Contributors can opt to maintain the 11 per cent contribution to the Employees Provident Funds by filling in the "Notis Pilihan Mencarum Melebihi Kadar Berkanun (KWSP 17A Khas 2016)" form for employers to submit to EPF.
Opinion
Dealing with bad bosses (New Straits Times, Malaysia)
Are you in a situation where you are stressed considerably because you can't stand your boss? Do you hate your job because of him/her? Have you been in a situation where you would just like to "give your boss a piece of your mind" and walk out of your job?
Tips
Yakin ketika ditemu duga (Berita Harian)
Sesi temu duga adalah proses paling penting ketika memohon pekerjaan. Ia juga bahagian paling digeruni calon kerana bimbang mereka gagal menjawab soalan atau memberi pandangan terbaik pada bakal majikan.
Working Smart
Managing time to stay on top of your career (The Star, Malaysia)
Let's discuss an important part of a successful job search: How to make the elements/task of your job search plan and break them down into daily chunks. I am a nut about planning and time management. Planning your daily schedule must happen if you are to obtain your goals faster, but takes discipline and a system.
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