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‘Don’t force employees to go to workplace during movement control order’
Posted on : 20 Mar 2020  Source of News: The Borneo Post

‘Don’t force employees to go to workplace during movement control order’


KUCHING: Employers should not force their workers to go to the workplace during the movement control order, opined Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia Syariah and Law senior lecturer Dr Muzaffar Syah Mallow.

He said employers doing so were not following the government’s orders and instructions to curb the spread of Covid-19.

“There cannot be any compromise over this matter by the employers as we are dealing with the spread of a deadly and highly contagious new virus, which has no vaccine and which has caused death to many people across all the world,” he said in a statement yesterday.

He called for stern action against employers who break the law.

Muzaffar said employees who think their employers are not adhering to the movement control order can file reports with the Ministry of Human Resources or the police.

“There are Acts which employers can violate if they do not adhere to the movement control order such as Control of Infectious Diseases 1988 [Act 342], Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 [Act 514], Employment Act 1955 [Act 265], and Industrial Relations Act 1967 [Act 177]. Serious criminal action can also be taken against such employers under the Penal Code [Act 574],” he said.

Credit to: The Borneo Post