Layoff in Semiconductor Industries in Penang

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asked on Nov 17, 2013 at 06:31
by   penanglayoff
Few semiconductor industries (Intel, Altera and etc) have been exercising VSS or retrenchment. Usually they practise the same method as the HR staff usually hop between these companies. Intel site manager- Robin Martin has discouraged union - so these employees do not have any representatives.

There are rumours that some of the points below have been practised during retrenchment, not necessarily by above  mentioned companies. I would like to get your opinion whether this is the right way and fair point by point. When people are identified, the distressed employees are escorted to a room and are very much alone in the whole process.

1. Identified people were asked to leave immediately (less than 24 hours)
2. They were given additional incentives for leaving immediately and have to sign a non-disclosure clause
3. They were told the selection were done in a random manner
4. They were told the selection were done based on job performance (in 1 company)
5. There were no early warning that this is coming. Impacted employees were informed on the same day.
6. There are still job openings in the company. The company even advised the hiring managers not to publicise the jobs but to do this discreetly through their own networks.

Can you advice if these are the normal ways?
Any actions can be taken towards the company or the HR if they violated any rules?
Doesn't the HR has ethical responsibility and can actions be taken to the HR staff directly?
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answered on Nov 19, 2013 at 23:39
by   arun1011
Hi there

They all should file a claim for unfair dismissal pursuant to section 20 of the Industrial Relations Act 1967 as the Companies obviously are not practising fair labour practice.
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