The law recognises that employers have a right to employ employees on genuine fixed-term contracts.
However, fixed-term contracts come with a myriad of issues relating to employers’ and employees’ rights in termination or non-renewal. One would think that the expiry of a fixed-term contract that has run its full term would mean the automatic cessation of employment. On the contrary, allowing a fixed-term contract to expire without renewal may raise grounds for unfair dismissal claims.
This webinar aims to provide an overview of the principles of a fixed-term contract and discusses the following topics:
- What amounts to a genuine fixed-term contract;
- The three considerations propounded by the Federal Court in Ahmad Zahri bin Mirza Abdul Hamid v Aims Cyberjaya Sdn Bhd  1 LNS 494;
- Debunking the myths of fixed-term contract; and
- How to mitigate the legal risks of fixed-term contracts.
Wong Keat Ching is a partner in the Employment & Industrial Relations practice group at Zul Rafique & Partners (“ZRp”). She graduated from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Arts in Law and subsequently obtained her Certificate in Legal Practice in Malaysia. She was admitted as advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1998.
Keat Ching is an active litigator in Malaysian courts. She has appeared in the Federal Court to argue issues such as the High Court’s supervisory powers over Industrial Court decisions, dismissal of trade union officials, proportionality of punishment and gender discrimination in retirement age. She also handles contractual disputes in the civil courts. Apart from cases involving discipline, investigation of misconduct and dismissal, Keat Ching also provides regular advice on corporate restructuring affecting employees, in particular mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”), voluntary separation scheme (“VSS”), restructuring of senior management positions, establishment and closure of foreign companies in Malaysia, as well as labour due diligence.
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