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Seminar 13

The Process of Conducting Domestic Inquiry (Open To Public)


Do you know

  • A wrongful dismissed employee without just cause and excuse can be awarded damage capped to 24 months of the last drawn salary for confirmed employees?

  • A wrongful dismissed probationer without just cause and excuse can be awarded damage capped to 12 months of the last drawn salary for under-probation-employees?


The task of disciplining employees has been made increasingly difficult due to changes in the concept of natural justice, security of tenure and social justice. Wrongful dismissal can be very costly if the matter ends up at the Industrial Court and the company fails to defend the dismissal successfully.

When an employee claims for unfair dismissal under Sec 20 of the Industrial Relations Act 1967, the burden is on the employer to prove that the dismissal is carried out with just cause and excuse. If the Minister is not satisfied that the employee had been terminated justly, the case would be referred to the Industrial Court for adjudication. In many cases, the instances of misconduct were not successfully proven at the domestic inquiry proceedings.

Program Content

The Importance of Disciplinary Procedure

  • The significance of the Employment Act and the Industrial Relations Act

  • The role of the Industrial Court

  • The employee’s right to claim unfair dismissa

Defining Misconduct

  • Categorizing misconduct as major or minor

  • Condonation of misconduct

Action Prior to a Domestic Inquiry

  • Receiving a complaint of employee misconduct

  • Investigating misconduct – Collecting evidence and interviewing witness and the accused

  • Suspension of employees

  • Issuing a show cause letter

  • Preparing for a domestic inquiry

Holding a Domestic Inquiry

  • The role of the Participants – Panel of inquiry, Secretary, Prosecutor, Witnesses and Defense

  • Order of proceedings

  • Report by Panel of Inquiry

  • Problems and issues

After the Domestic Inquiry

  • Choosing an appropriate penalty

Program Methodology

Lectures, discussions, case studies and quizzes. 

Target Participants

Human Resource Practitioners, Managers, Supervisors and Executives.

guest speaker

Puan Aniza Binti Abd Rahim
Penolong Pengarah Kanan Perhubungan Perusahaan Johor
Department of Industrial Relations Malaysia
Ministry of Human Resource

Date : 15/3/2019
Time : 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location : 41-02, Jalan Molek 1/8, Taman Molek, 81100 Johor Bahru. (THK office)
Language : English and B. Melayu
Registration Fee : For KTP & THK customers is RM150 and Public is RM350 (Lunch provided for all participants)   
Registration : Registration Form

For more information, please refer to our brochure. 
Should you need further information, please feel free to contact Ms. Joelle or Ms. Elly
Tel +607-3613443 or Email

Earlier Event: December 7
Seminar 12