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Malaysia - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


Procedural requirements for individual dismissals - Malaysia - 2013    

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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

Remarks:
  • Sec. 12 (4) EA.

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • Sec. 12 (2) EA lays down statutory minimum notice periods applicable to all dismissals, including those for operational reasons, but except dismissals for misconduct, as follows:
    - 4 weeks for employees with less than 2 years of service;
    - 6 weeks for employees with 2 to 5 years of service;
    - 8 weeks for employees with more than 5 years of service.
    • tenure ≥ 6 months
      • 4 week(s).
    • tenure ≥ 9 months
      • 4 week(s).
    • tenure ≥ 2 years
      • 6 week(s).
    • tenure ≥ 4 years
      • 6 week(s).
    • tenure ≥ 5 years
      • 8 week(s).
    • tenure ≥ 10 years
      • 8 week(s).
    • tenure ≥ 20 years
      • 8 week(s).

    Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

    Remarks:
    • Sec. 13 (1) EA.

    Notification to the public administration: No

    Notification to workers' representatives: No

    Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

    Approval by workers' representatives: No