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    CASE(S) OF THE WEEK

  • MOHD RIDZWAN ABDUL RAZAK v. ASMAH HJ MOHD NOR [2016] 6 CLJ 346
    FEDERAL COURT, PUTRAJAYA
    ZULKEFLI AHMAD MAKINUDIN CJ (MALAYA), SURIYADI HALIM OMAR FCJ,
    AHMAD MAAROP FCJ, RAMLY ALI FCJ, BALIA YUSOF WAHI JCA
    [CIVIL APPEAL NO: 01(f)-13-06-2013(W)]
    02 JUNE 2016

    TORT: Defamation - Libel - Appellant accused of sexual harassment at workplace - Ingredients of sexual harassment - Whether present in existence of persistent and deliberate course of unreasonable oppressive conduct spiced with sexual hallmarks - Whether calculated to cause alarm, fear and distress in targeted person - Whether there must be corroboration of evidence - Whether complaint of sexual harassment justified

    TORT: Damages - Counterclaim - Sexual harassment - Respondent accused appellant of sexual harassment at workplace - Whether appellant had used vulgar words and behaved lecherously towards respondent - Whether respondent adversely affected - Whether respondent's suffering attained level of physical harm to qualify for tort of intentionally causing nervous shock - Whether reasonable for court to grant general and aggravated damages

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  • PP lwn. SUBRI BAHAROM [2016] 1 SMC 197
    MAHKAMAH SESYEN, ALOR SETAR
    AZHAR MOKHTAR HS
    [KES JENAYAH NO: 61R-02-02-2014]
    9 MAC 2015

    UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH: Rasuah - Memberi atau menerima suapan - Tertuduh seorang pegawai penguatkuasa di Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan - Lesen kenderaan motor pengadu tamat tempoh - Permintaan wang daripada pengadu untuk menyelesaikan kes tanpa melalui tindakan penguatkuasaan - Sama ada wang yang dibayar merupakan dorongan untuk melepaskan kereta pengadu - Keterangan sokongan - Sama ada diperlukan - Sama ada anggapan di bawah s. 50(1) Akta Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia 2009 berjaya dipatahkan - Akta Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia 2009, ss. 16(a)(B), 17(a) & 19

    PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Hukuman - Rasuah - Memberi atau menerima suapan - Tertuduh seorang pegawai penguatkuasa di Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan - Kesalahan pertama - Sama ada kepentingan awam mengatasi kepentingan peribadi tertuduh - Sama ada perbuatan tertuduh menjejaskan reputasi serta imej kakitangan kerajaan lain di mata masyarakat - Sama ada mewajarkan hukuman berbentuk deteren - Akta Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia 2009, ss. 16(a)(B), 17(a), 19 & 50(1)

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  • ARTICLE HIGHLIGHT

    Temporary layoff: Constructive dismissal if not provided for in the contract

    CANADA
    Employment

    Employer can only impose layoff if specifically agreed upon in contract
    A recent Ontario decision has clarified the law on temporary layoffs and the related impact on employee claims for constructive dismissal. An employer’s temporary layoff of an employee in accordance with the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 with a fixed return to work date, still resulted in a fundamental change in the employment contract, thus, constituting constructive dismissal.

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  • More firsts for competition litigation – CAT awards Sainsbury's damages of £68.6m (plus compound interest) against MasterCard

    UK
    Competition

    MasterCard case first in which UK court has given judgment on passing-on ‘defence’
    On 14 July the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) issued its judgment in the damages claim brought by Sainsbury's against MasterCard. The CAT found that MasterCard's setting of UK multilateral interchange fees (MIFs) for its payment cards infringed the Article 101 TFEU/Chapter I prohibition on anti-competitive agreements, and awarded damages of £68.6m, plus interest.

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  • Microsoft wins landmark appeal over seizure of foreign emails

    US
    Technology

    Microsoft wins lawsuit over warrant for customer’s emails in 3-0 decision
    A federal appeals court on Thursday said the U.S. government cannot force Microsoft Corp and other companies to turn over customer emails stored on servers outside the United States. The 3-0 decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan is a defeat for the U.S. Department of Justice and a victory for privacy advocates and for technology companies offering cloud computing and other services around the world.

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  • Supreme Court: director of insolvent Scottish company not liable in damages for worker injury

    UK
    Insolvency

    Sole director of now-insolvent company not liable for injury suffered by ex-employee
    By a majority of three judges to two, the Supreme Court found that the wording of the relevant legislation was not enough to extend civil liability to the director, Peter Gordon, for breach of his company's statutory duty to obtain and maintain effective insurance. The company's employers' liability insurance policy had excluded claims arising from the use of electric woodworking machinery, including the electric circular saw with which apprentice joiner William Campbell had been injured.

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