Author: Donovan Cheah (Partner, Donovan & Ho)
The article was first published in the March/April 2017 edition of MGCC Perspectives, a publication of the Malaysian German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
“The Company has decided to terminate your employment. Pursuant to your employment contract, you are given 1 month’s notice of termination.”
There is no shortage of such brief and curt termination letters in Malaysia. No reasons are provided, and employers commonly believe that compliance with the notice clause is the extent of their legal obligations when it comes to terminating employees.