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MEF Academy Events
 20Understanding Labour Laws20 Oct 2021 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
 20Occupational Safety & Health Act 199420 Oct 2021
 25“Criminal” Misconduct in Employment25 October 2021 (9 am – 5 pm)
 26Strategic HR - Practical Workforce Planning26-27 Oct 2021
 27Domestic Inquiry27 Oct 2021 (9 am – 5 pm)
 28Certificate in Competency Based Human Resource Management (SME Skills Scheme)28-29 October 2021 (9.00 AM – 5.00 PM)
 01Certificate in Professional Leadership Management (SME Skills Scheme)1-2 Nov 2021 (9.00 AM – 5.00 PM)
 05Power Query: Transforming Your Work Processes using Excel5 November 2021

Conferences & Seminars
MEF Online Workshop on "What Must Employers do to Win Dismissal Cases at the Industrial Court,Microsoft Teams (Online)12 - 13 October 2021
Brochure & Registration FormOnline Registration

MEF Online Workshop on
12 - 13 October 2021
(9am to 12.30pm each day)

(Online Training via Microsoft Teams)
SBL Khas - HRDF Claimable
(subject to HRDF conditions and approval)
“Should employers decide to take disciplinary action against an employee which leads to dismissal, do it right the first time and all the time to avoid costly unfair dismissal claims made against your Company. Hence, if the dismissal matter is referred to the Industrial Court, the employers must know how to win their cases in the Industrial Court.”
The recent Amendments to the Industrial Relations Act 2020 has a significant impact in the handling of cases at the IR Court. This Programme is specially designed to equip participants with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the vital steps that they must take in order to win their cases at the Industrial Court and at higher courts if taken up by way of for Judicial Review/Appeal.
Day 1 (12 Oct 2021)
8.30 am – 9.00 am

9.00 am – 10.30 am

10.30 am – 10.45 am

10.45 am – 11.45 pm

11.45 am – 12.30 pm

12.30 pm

Day 2 (13 Oct 2021)

9.00 am – 10.30 am

10.30 am – 10.45 am

10.45 am – 12.30 pm

12.30 pm
Welcome & Registration

Handling of Misconduct at Company’s Level

by Mr Peter Iruthayaraj, Former Industrial Court Chairman


Handling of Misconduct at Company’s Level (continue)
by Mr Peter Iruthayaraj, Former Industrial Court Chairman

Handling of Misconduct at Company’s Level (continue) by Ms Saraswathi Ravindran, MEF Senior Consultant – Industrial Relations

Lunch Break

Handling of a Dismissal Case at the Industrial Court : Pre-trial Procedures
by Mr Peter Iruthayaraj, Former Industrial Court Chairman


Handling of a Dismissal Case at the Industrial Court : Trial Stage; Submission Stage and Judicial/Review Appeal Stage by Mr Peter Iruthayaraj, Former Industrial Court Chairman

Lunch Break
Mr. Peter Iruthayaraj
Former Industrial Court Chairman
Mr. Peter Iruthayaraj is the former Industrial Court Chairman who had served in that capacity for about 14 years. He had served as Industrial Court Chairman in Kota Kinabalu in the State of Sabah, adjudicated industrial cases in Miri in the State of Sarawak and had also served in Kuala Lumpur where he had adjudicated on numerous cases involving dismissal cases under s. 20(3) of the IR Act 1967, Trade Disputes relating to Collective Agreements and complaints under s. 8(2A) of the IR Act and other matters relating to industrial disputes.
Ms. Saraswathi Ravindran
MEF Senior Consultant – Industrial Relations
Ms. Saraswathi Ravindran is a Senior Consultant – IR with more than 12 years’ experience with MEF. She is a lawyer by profession who has completed her Masters in Law (UKM). She graduated from University of Northumbria UK and also has the Certificate in Legal Practice. Prior to joining MEF she has worked in an established legal firm in Kuala Lumpur as an Advocate and Solicitor specializing in Industrial Relations’ Practice. Her current duties include handling Industrial and Labour Court cases representing MEF’s Member Companies. She also provides advisory and consultancy services to Member Companies pertaining to employment matters. She is also actively involved in providing trainings, in relation to The Employment Act 1955, Disciplinary Procedures, Managing Probationers, Handling Termination, Understanding Sexual Harassment, Domestic Inquiry, etc.
Target Group
  • Human Resource/ Industrial Relations Practitioners
  • Department Heads – especially those who may be required to serve as Inquiry Officers
  • Any personnel including Department Heads involved in decision making relating to dismissals of employees
Benefits To Participants
Upon completion of the Programme, the participants will be able to gain the following:
  • Have a clear understanding and application of relevant steps to confidently win cases at the Industrial Court.
  • Able to identify common pitfalls and avoid them when handling cases at the Industrial Court.
  • Able to handle the records and documentation accordingly at domestic inquiry and when presenting cases at the Industrial Court.
Workshop Fees
  • MEF Members: RM 600 nett (inclusive 6% SST)
  • Non-Members: RM 700 nett (inclusive 6% SST)
Enquiries ~ 03-7955 7778 
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