Monday, February 27, 2017

Observe proper downsizing procedures, bosses urged

Down­sizing is part and parcel of any business operation, but a labour expert has urged bosses to observe proper procedures and act according to the law when doing so.
Datuk T. Thavalingam (pic), a lawyer who co-wrote Employ­ment and Industrial Relations Law Malay­­­sia, said firms had undertaken such exercises during economic downturns for the purpose of rationalising its manpower.
“Retrenchment is justifiable in any business operation as the court recognises that it is a management prerogative to re-organise its business, as long as it is done in good faith,” he said.