Retrenchment in Malaysia: Employer’s Right?

Hamidah Marsono, Hj. Kamaruzaman Jusoff


There are several ways to put a contract of employment to an end. One of them is by way of retrenchment.  Termination of employment by way of retrenchment may be relevant when the employer restructures his business. The focus of this article is to evaluate the application of the principle Last in First Out (LIFO) in the case of retrenchment in Malaysia. This article will also assess to what extent the courts defend the prerogative of the employer to retrench his employee in the case of redundancy.

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