Quality Dynamics Consultancy Sdn Bhd presents

Aug 27 - 28, 2020 (9am - 5pm) at Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie

Termination of Employment: Conducting a Domestic Inquiry & Handling Misconduct

(by Mr. Tan Hock Ghee )


At the end of the programme participants are able to:

1.   Understand the importance of having a proper set of rules and regulations
2.   Understand the importance of having a proper contract of service to avoid
      problems in termination  
3.   Identify the important major and minor misconduct categories
4.   Understand how a minor misconduct can become a major one
5.   Handle termination and non-confirmation of probationers
6.   Handle termination due to poor performance of permanent employees
7.   Handle termination due to retrenchment, lay-off, downsizing, relocation etc
8.   Handle termination due to misconduct and indiscipline 
9.   Conduct a proper Domestic Inquiry
10.  Draft the various letters on suspension, charge sheet, warning & dismissal
11.  Know the critical difference between dismissal and constructive dismissal
       so as to avoid constructive dismissal
12.  Avoid the costly mistakes made by others in poorly handled cases of 
       termination that ended up in the Industrial Courts
13.  Know the relevant laws relating to handling of misconduct, conducting a 
       Domestic Inquiry and termination of employment

program content


(1)  Rules and Regulations
        -  Basic Principles in Rules,
        -  Importance of Rules and regulations
        -  Principles in drawing up rules and regulations
        -  Major and Minor Misconduct

(2)  Developing A Grievance Procedure
        -  Who draws up the procedure
        -  The steps in the procedure
        -  Final decision maker

(3)  Types of Misconduct
        -  Malingering
        -  Tardiness
        -  Poor or inefficient job performance
        -  Absence without approval
        -  Absence before or after PH
        -  Absence from the workplace 
        -  Excessive MC
        -  Disobedience
        -  Insubordination  

(4)  Counselling
        -  What is counselling?
        -  Importance of counselling
        -  Dos and donts in counselling
       -  Who should counsel?
        -  Qualities of a good counsellor
        -  Steps in counselling
        -  How to counsel
        -  Follow-up counselling 

(5)  Disciplinary Action 
        -  Delivering verbal warnings: dos and donts
        -  Preparing Written Warning Letters: dos and donts
        -  Preparing suspension letters: dos and donts
        -  Suspension before and after Domestic Inquiry


(6)  The Domestic Inquiry Panel
        -  Who sits on the panel?
        -  How to select the right panel
        -  Who selects the panel?
        -  The roles of panel members
        -  How many should be on the panel
        -  Rights of employer and employee

(7)  Conducing the Domestic Inquiry Proper
        -  Seating arrangement of panel members and others  
        -  Carrying Out the Domestic Inquiry: dos and donts
        -  The process of the Inquiry
        -  Starting and ending the Inquiry
        -  Roles of chairman and panel members
        -  Roles of prosecutor, witnesses and accused
        -  Common pitfalls         


(8)  Unfair Dismissals & Constructive Dismissals
        -  Time limit for employee to make complaints under
           Industrial Relations Act 1967
        -  Who may represent employer for conciliation proceedings? 
        -  Who may represent employer in Industrial Courts?
        -  Maximum compensation  
        -  Dismissal without notice
        -  Dismissal with notice 
        -  Constructive Dismissal
(9)  Other Termination    
        -  Notice period for Termination/lay-off
        -  Situations for termination
        -  Situations for giving notice 
        -  Frustration of contracts
        -  Expiry of fixed term contracts
        -  Termination of probationers
(10)  Termination Benefits
        -  Notice period 
        -  Gratuity payments
        -  Termination benefits under the law

(11)  Legal Aspects of Handling Misconduct, Conducting Domestic
        Inquiries and Termination of Employment

        -  Disciplinary action
        -  Company policy
        -  Relevant aspects of Employment Act & Industrial Relations Act
        -  Legal precedents set by Industrial court awards
        -  Code of conduct for Industrial Harmony


Presentations, case study, interactive discussions, workshops, role-play

who must attend

CEO, HR Manager, HR Executive, HR Assistant, Personal Assistant, Secretary, Line Managers/Executives, Supervisors, Other Non-HR Managers and Executives.

investment fee / early bird by 13/08/2020

Standard: RM1,595.00 / RM1,495.00 per participant

Group discount: RM1,495.00 / RM1,395.00 per participant for a minimum of 2 participants from the same company

(Fee inclusive of Refreshment, Buffet Lunch, Training Bag, Handouts,  & Certificate of Completion)

registration & payment


Please register online through www.qdc.com.my or call 03-78054587 / 03-78044196. Our phone line operation hours are from 8:30am to 6:00pm from Monday to Friday.

All registration MUST be accompanied with PAYMENT.

Completed registration form with CHEQUES should be made in favor of "Quality Dynamics Consultancy Sdn Bhd" and sent to:

(FEE PAID IS NOT REFUNDABLE but replacement may be made at no additional cost. Quality Dynamics Consultancy Sdn Bhd reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the above course and shall inform participants of the changes)


Mr. Tan Hock Ghee’s last position before going fulltime consulting and Training was Human Resource Director at Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Centre (2009-2010).  He joined Titan Chemicals Bhd in January 2006, as the Vice President of Human Resources & Administration.  He has over 30 years of experience with the government and private sector and specializes in Human Resources Development and Talent Management. Prior to joining Titan Chemicals in 2006, Mr. Tan was the General Manager - Human Resources & Administration (Hexagon Holdings Bhd), Executive Director – Organizational Development (PT. AraraAbadi, Indonesia), General Manager - Human Resource & Administration (Dataprep Holdings Bhd), Senior Manager – Human Resource Development (Samsung Electronics Group Malaysia). He was also the Training Coordinator for Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) in Plywood Manufacturing in the following years of 1992-1994. Worked at the Ministry of Education Malaysia in the Technical & Vocational Education Division as Assistant Director (Electrical/Electronic Engineering) since 1985-1991 and as its Chief Instructor from 1974-1982.

Mr. Tan graduated with a Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Communication) from University of Technology Malaysia (1974), Mechanics in Radio & TV Servicing at The Central Training Institute (CTI - Bombay, India), Bachelor of Science Technical Education (1983) and Master of Science Industrial Education (1984) from the University Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin, USA. Trained (1990) as “Occupational Analyst” at the renowned “The Holland College” in Prince Edward Island, Canada sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

He is proficient in both English and Bahasa Malaysia.