Termination Of Employment Understanding The Process


Termination of Employment – Understanding the Process provides a clear explanation for every employer and human resources practitioner about how to terminate the services of an employee in a fair and proper manner. Dismissing a worker is probably the most unpleasant task that an employer has to face, but if the guidance and suggestions found in this book are followed carefully, the worker’s rights will have been fully protected and there is less likelihood of an unwelcome legal claim being made against the employer.

The book should also be useful reading for trade union leaders and workers who are interested to know their rights. It is written in straightforward language, minimizing legal jargon. Every chapter includes brief descriptions of relevant cases and incidents.

All aspects of termination of employment are discussed, including resignation by employees, retirement, dismissal for misconduct and poor performance, retrenchment, ending of a fixed-term contract, frustration of contract and constructive dismissal.

This edition includes complete examples of Industrial Court Awards with commentary so that readers can appreciate how the Industrial Court writes and justifies its decisions. While landmark Industrial Court Awards on termination of employment have been retained, a number of recent decisions handed down by the Court have also been included in the text.


About The Author

Maimunah Aminuddin has been teaching industrial relations since 1974 and writing books on the subject since 1990. Prior to retirement she was teaching at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in the Faculty of Business Management. Post-retirement, she taught Master’s candidates at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Universiti Selangor (Unisel). She has also lectured on a number of Master of Business Administration (MBA) programmes offered by private institutions on behalf of foreign universities. She has conducted numerous training programmes on topics relating to termination of employment and other areas relating to industrial relations.

Maimunah is a nationally-recognized educator, trainer, writer, columnist and author. Over the years, she has written regular columns in a local newspaper as well as preparing an e-book for small and medium sized establishments which is published by the Human Resource Development Fund. In total, she has written more than a dozen books on topics relating to various aspects of human resource management including a text book on industrial relations which is the key text in several public and private universities offering this subject. Her series of articles on industrial relations, employment law and termination of employment have been published online at www.labourlawbox.com. Maimunah is also the author of Employment Law Manual for Practitioners and A Practical Approach to Malaysian Employment Law published by CLJ Publication.