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LLB Bulletin #06/2016

LLB Bulletin #06/2016







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IN THIS ISSUE BULLETIN 06/2016
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LATEST HIGHLIGHTS
CASE HIGHLIGHTS
RAMANAZAN KATHMUTHU v. SOUTHERN LATEX PRODUCTS SDN BHD
INDUSTRIAL COURT, PENANG
FREDRICK INDRAN XA NICHOLAS
AWARD NO. 313 OF 2016 [CASE NO: 18/4-547/12]
21 MARCH 2016
CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT: Frustration of contract - Claimant unable to perform his job due to his medical condition - Medical Board not convened by the company - Whether it had been fatal to the company's case - Factors to consider - Effect of - Whether dismissal without just cause and excuse - Industrial Relations Act 1967, s. 20(3)
CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT: Frustration of contract - Whether the claimant's medical condition had made the performance of his contract of employment impossible - Evidence adduced - Effect of - Whether there had been a frustration of the claimant's contract of employment - Factors to consider - Whether dismissal without just cause or excuse - Industrial Relations Act 1967, s. 20(3)
CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT: Frustration of contract - Whether the company had acted in a precipitating manner in bringing about his termination - Factors to consider - Conduct of the company towards him - Whether it had been reasonable - Effect of
LOK CHOY lwn. UNITED KIM SDN BHD
MAHKAMAH PERUSAHAAN, PERAK
RASIDAH CHIK
AWARD NO. 417 TAHUN 2016 [NO. KES: 10/4-1722/12]
13 APRIL 2016
KETERANGAN: Saksi - Percanggahan keterangan daripada YM - Sama ada percanggahan tersebut menggugat kredibiliti beliau - Faktor-faktor yang harus diambil kira - Kesannya
PEMBUANGAN KERJA: Notis penamatan - Tiada alasan yang dinyatakan di dalam surat tersebut untuk menamatkan perkhidmatan YM - Sama ada ianya merupakan suatu termination simpliciter - Kesannya - Sama ada pembuangan kerja YM telah dilakukan secara adil dan bersebab - Akta Perhubungan Perusahaan 1967, ss. 20(3) & 30(5)
PEMBUANGAN KERJA: Notis penamatan - YM diserahkan sepucuk surat oleh syarikat responden - Sama ada surat tersebut merupakan surat penamatan perkhidmatan beliau - Faktor-faktor yang harus diambil kira - Penelitian kandungan surat tersebut - Kesannya - Sama ada YM telah ditamatkan perkhidmatannya - Keterangan yang dikemukakan - Sama ada penamatan perkhidmatannya telah dilakukan secara adil dan bersebab
PEMBUANGAN KERJA: Prestasi kerja - Kerja yang tidak memuaskan - Sama ada YM gagal untuk menunjukkan prestasi kerja yang memuaskan kepada syarikat responden - Keterangan yang dikemukakan - Kesannya - Sama ada dibuktikan oleh syarikat responden
LATEST CASES (ILR Issue 6 of 2016)
Award Parties Citation Links
Simathari Somenaidu v. Panglima Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia & Ors [Civil Appeal No: W-01-495-11-2012] [2016] 2 ILR 449 cljlaw
labourlaw
294/2016 Imza Fadli Bakar v. Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad [Case No: 18/4-509/13] [2016] 2 ILR 470 cljlaw
labourlaw
224/2016 Zulfazli Jaffar lwn. Kejuruteraan Sri Lukut [No. Kes: 11/4-439/14] [2016] 2 ILR 486 cljlaw
labourlaw
295/2016 Ng Kuok Tin v. Sarawak Energy Berhad [Case No: 8(3)(8)/4-561/12] [2016] 2 ILR 495 cljlaw
labourlaw
313/2016 Ramanazan Kathmuthu v. Southern Latex Products Sdn Bhd [Case No: 18/4-547/12] [2016] 2 ILR 503 cljlaw
labourlaw
417/2016 Lok Choy lwn. United Kim Sdn Bhd [No. Kes: 10/4-1722/12] [2016] 2 ILR 534 cljlaw
labourlaw
418/2016 Shanmugam Sudamoney v. Gardenia Sales & Distribution Sdn Bhd [Case No: 22(27)/4-776/12] [2016] 2 ILR 548 cljlaw
labourlaw
435/2016 Kesatuan Kebangsaan Pekerja-Pekerja Bank Semenanjung Malaysia v. Hong Leong Bank Berhad [Case No: 22(5)/3-1449/13] [2016] 2 ILR 565 cljlaw
labourlaw
448/2016 Ho Khoy Li v. KS Lau & Co [Case No: 18/4-792/11] [2016] 2 ILR 586 cljlaw
labourlaw
511/2016 Saranpal Kaur Harjit Singh v. Malayan Banking Berhad [Case No: 19/4-362/14] [2016] 2 ILR 614 cljlaw
labourlaw
517/2016 Mohanjit Lubana v. General Electric International Inc [Case No: 13(15)/4-86/14] [2016] 2 ILR 628 cljlaw
labourlaw
564/2016 Eugene Chooi Kum Chi & Ors v. Scantruck Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd [Case No: 3(5)(6)(25)/4-1155/13] [2016] 2 ILR 646 cljlaw
labourlaw
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ARTICLE HIGHLIGHT
RETRENCHMENT: DISMISSAL FOR BEING ASLEEP WHILE ON DUTY
by: ASHGAR ALI ALI MOHAMED*
Introduction
Generally, the employer will officially prescribe the contractual working days and hours for its employees including a certain number of free hours in the mornings and in the afternoons. In some occupations, employees are required to work shifts wherein their hours may be different from the standard working hours of other employees and whereby their days of rest would be other than on the weekends. Whatever the prescribed official working days and hours of an employee, it goes without saying that an employee is required to do the job honestly and faithfully, by performing all of the duties required of him or her, under the contract of employment, to the best of his or her skill, ability, experience and talents. He or she is also required to exercise reasonable care and skill in performing the work.
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MEDIA INFO
Articles
The attitudes of success at work (New Straits Times, Malaysia)
I remember a few years ago, when I was delivering a talk to a room packed with chief executive officers from different countries in Asia, I posed a simple but powerful question: What kind of work attitudes would you like your staff to have?
Stress Management
Effect of home stress on work life (New Straits Times, Malaysia)
It is not advisable to bring our home problems to the office; or bring work stresses home. But it is not easy to draw a line between our work and home lives, especially with multi-tasking, flexible working and 24/7 contact of today.
Tips
6 unusual habits of highly creative people (The Star, Malaysia)
I expend a huge amount of my time and energy writing books and articles and working to keep my company innovative. I've developed an obsession with some of history's most creative minds in the hope that I might learn some tricks to expand my own creative productivity.
Working Smart
Self discipline - the key to success (New Straits Times, Malaysia)
In writing the 500-page book Lessons of Success, I interviewed many successful people and noted one common characteristic in all of them - self-discipline.

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