Employment Law

Steven Ferenc Palos v. Ogilvy One Worldwide Sdn Bhd & Anor [2006] 1 ILR 61

The Claimant, an Australian citizen, was employed by the Company as a Managing Director. In the letter of termination, the Company stated that it was important for the Claimant to leave Malaysia, and that the Company or the Ogilvy group could no longer accommodate him. The Industrial Court found the dismissal unlawful and awarded RM231,378.00 as backwages, RM66,108.00 as compensation in lieu of reinstatement and USD24,303.63 as pension benefit due to the Claimant. Ms. Koh San Tee represented the Claimant.

Thavaratnam Thambipillay v. OM Euducation Sdn Bhd [2010] 2 ILR 201

The Claimant,a secondary school teacher, was offered a one-year renewable contract after his retirement age with the Company. The contract was not renewed by the Company after the fifth year. The Claimant contended that the contract was not a genuine fixed term contract. The Industrial Court agreed with the Company that there was a need to re-employ the teachers past their retirement age due to a shortage of teachers. Ms. Koh San Tee argued for the Company.

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