High Court orders Labour Court to hear undocumented worker's wage claim

Alyaa Alhadjri

Modified 29 Jul 2019, 11:17 am

Shah Alam High Court Judge Azizah Nawawi (above) today ruled that the Labour Court must hear an undocumented worker's case to claim over RM30,000 in unpaid wages.

Nona* (not her real name) had appealed against a Port Klang Labour Court decision last August to dismiss her claim filed against the respondent identified by court documents as Angee Lee.

Azizah, in delivering her ruling, said the Labour Court had acted prematurely to dismiss Nona's claims on the grounds that it does not have jurisdiction to hear a case against an undocumented worker...

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