Malaysia: Appeals court rules undocumented worker can take case to Labour Court
May 13, 2022
In an appeal involving an undocumented worker’s claim for her unpaid wages, the Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court’s landmark decision that a worker’s immigration status should not deter the Labour Court from hearing their case.
Tenaganita executive director Glorene Das said in a statement that the decision marked a significant step forward in ensuring that marginalised groups such as undocumented migrant workers can access justice through the Labour Department.
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