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Five long service employees filed their section 20 representations at the Industrial Court claiming that their retrenchment by their employer was mala fide. On 16.11.2020, the Industrial Court determined that the retrenchment was carried out in good faith after considering various factors put forth by the Company, including its financial standing, sales performance at the domestic and foreign market, the economic climate and its impact on similar industries in Malaysia, cost cutting measures implemented before retrenchment, the savings obtained by the Company after the retrenchment, the employee selection criteria for retrenchment, the  employees’ performance  record and the impact of technology on manual labour.

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Case 1Award No : 1676 OF 2020

Case 2Award No : 1677 OF 2020

Case 3Award No : 1678 OF 2020

Case 4Award No : 1679 OF 2020

Case 5Award No : 1680 OF 2020

Our partner, Mehala Marimuthoo and associate, Nurhamizah Bustami were in conduct of the matters at the Industrial Court.

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Mehala Marimuthoo
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Nurhamizah Bustami
Tel: +603-2031 1788 (ext. 214)
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