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Training Directory 2022
 
MEF ACADEMY
3A06-3A07, Block A,
Phileo Damansara II,
No. 15 Jalan 16/11, Seksyen 16,
46350 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Malaysia

Tel: 603-7955 7778
Fax: 603-7955 1945
 
 
Upcoming Trainings & Events
 
Webinar on Effective Handling of Sexual Harassment at the WorkplaceOnline Learning – Microsoft Teams 24-25 August 2022 (9am - 1pm)
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Course Fee
RM 700 (inclusive SST) per participant
 
Objectives
The HR/IR Practitioners play a critical role in recognizing, dealing and managing sexual harassment issues at their work place including from customers. This two-days half-day webinar will focus on the understanding of the broad definition, complexity and principles relating to sexual harassment issues; dealing with complaints of sexual harassment by employees including from customers and adopting a concrete and most appropriate approach in resolving them. This seminar will also provide practical advice on the important policies & procedures that should be adopted in organizations on this important subject matter. Participants will be equipped with the key case laws and principles of the Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill 2021, which is due for gazettement in 2022. The relevant provisions of the Amended Employment Act 1955 in respect of sexual harassment matters will also be dealt with.
 
Who Should Attend
All HR and IR Practitioners, CEOs and Deputy CEOs, Managing Directors as well as Department Managers, Trade Union Officials Executives and Supervisors who have to deal with complaints relating to Sexual Harassment in the workplace, Regulators, Lawyers, Researchers & Academicians, Senior Sales, Marketing Managers.
 
Course Structure
DAY 1: UNDERSTANDING OF THE GENERAL PRINCIPLES RELATING TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND THE APPLICABLE LAWS
• Definition,
• Categories and
• Forms of Sexual Harassment at the Workplace
• Consequences of Sexual Harassment to the Employer and Employee
• Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill 2021 Objectives of The Bill
• Employer's responsibilities in Handling Sexual Harassment complaints as a misconduct in terms of:
- Obtaining of Reports on complaints of Sexual Harassment
- Carrying out investigations
- Drafting of show cause letters and drafting of charges
- Conducting Domestic Inquiry on allegations of Sexual Harassment
• Summary and Conclusion
• QUESTION TIME
 
DAY 2: THE KEY TAKEAWAYS ON PRINCIPLES RELATING TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT BASED ON STATUTORY AND DECIDED CASES FROM BOTH INDUSTRIAL AND APPLELLATE COURTS
• Employers need to comply with Part XVA of the Employment Act 1955 (s.81A-s.81G and s 81H) when dealing with Sexual Harassment
• Companies are guided by the Code of Practice On The Prevention and Eradication Of Sexual Harassment In The Workplace
• Application of the following key points for Organisations extracted from Recent Industrial and Appellate Court decisions on Sexual Harassment:
(i) Ensure validity of Charges at the Domestic Inquiry
(ii) Which party has the burden of proof in sexual harassment misconduct?
(iii) Are witnesses or corroboration necessary for sexual harassment cases?
 
(i) Is there a mandatory requirement to make a police report regarding sexual harassment?
(ii) Does a delay in making a sexual harassment complaint render the claim invalid?
(iii) Is “it was just a joke” a valid defence?
(iv) Examples of what constitutes sexual harassment.
(v) If complaints on Sexual Harassment are not handled correctly and promptly it may give rise to a claim in Constructive Dismissal.
• Summary and Conclusion
• QUESTION TIME
 
Trainer
Mr P Iruthayaraj D Pappusamy (HRDF Cert. No.: TTT/15452) who is the Former Industrial Court Chairman who had served the Industrial Court for about 14 years. He had adjudicated on numerous cases in Sabah, Sarawak and Kuala Lumpur involving all types of 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. He had also successfully applied mediation and early evaluation skills in resolving industrial disputes. He was holding the position of Chairman of Social Security Appellate Board. In addition, he also has vast experience in all aspects of Human Resource and Industrial Relations Management while working with large multinational companies. He has designed and conducted a unique programme entitled Certificate in Domestic Inquiry for all HR and IR Practitioners for the DRB-HICOM Group of Companies as well for other relevant personnel. In addition, he has also authored 2 books published by MEF, ie. (i)Handling of Cases at the Industrial Court of Malaysia published in 2016; and (ii) Co-authored the book on Practical Guide on Performance Management published in 2017.
 
Ms Saraswathi Ravindran, A Senior Consultant-IR with more than 14 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, Termination.
 
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There are currently no events scheduled for other dates or venues.