MWKA Online Talk - Does the Non-renewal of Fixed Term Employment Contracts Amount to Unfair Dismissal?


Wed, 12 Aug 2020 at 3:00pm - 3:45pm


John Chan, Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution Practice Group


It is common for businesses to hire employees on a fixed term contract, on the assumption that the renewal of the fixed term contract is at the option of the employer. However, this may not be the case as the court may decide that a fixed-term contract is in substance a permanent employment contract, the non-renewal of which may amount to unfair dismissal. Join us for this online talk, in which our speaker will discuss the legal principles on fixed-term contracts. The talk will be delivered over video conference using Zoom.us. You can either view the talk from your web browser or download the Zoom app.

  • General principles on fixed term employment contracts
  • In what circumstances will a fixed term contract be considered a permanent employment contract?
  • Can foreign employees be employed on a permanent basis?
  • Federal Court decision in Ahmad Zahri Mirza Abdul Hamid v Aims Cyberjaya Sdn Bhd


John Chan graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) in 2013 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2014. Having completed his pupillage in MahWengKwai & Associates under the guidance of Mr Raymond Mah, he joined the Firm as an Associate in 2014 and later made Senior Associate in 2019. John’s practice areas in MahWengKwai & Associates include employment law, contractual and commercial disputes, debt recovery, strata management disputes and general litigation.


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Wed Aug 12, 2020
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM MYT
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