The purpose of this workshop is to provide the necessary knowledge and skills for trade union officials to represent their union members in the domestic inquiry in accordance with establish practices and guidelines set by Industrial Court.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the session, the participants are able:

  • Understand why employer needs to conduct a domestic inquiry before dismissing an employee.
  • Learn the importance of conducting domestic inquiry.
  • Learn the procedure and proceedings of conducting domestic inquiry.
  • Understand the union’s roles at the domestic enquiry.
  • Understand the domestic inquiry procedures.
  • Understand the domestic inquiry proceedings.
  • Use mitigating factors in meeting out punishment.
  • Take into consideration the extenuating circumstances when meting out punishment.



Course Outline

Getting Started
  • Review Workshop Objectives
  • Review Workshop Contents
The Need For Domestic Inquiry
  • Why Domestic Inquiry?
  • Principles of Fairness and Consistency
  • Legal Position
  • Section 14 of The Employment Act.1955
  • Section 20 of Industrial Relations Act.1967
  • Principal of Natural Justice and Domestic Inquiry.
  • What Is A Domestic Inquiry
Court’s Interpretation
  • Past practice of Industrial Court
  • Decisions of Higher Courts
  • Further Decisions of Higher Courts
Procedures of Domestic Inquiry
  • Investigation
  • Show-Cause
  • Suspension
  • Notice of Inquiry
  • Charge/ Charges
  • Time frame
Management’s Role In Domestic Inquiry
  • Management’s role at the domestic Inquiry
  • Investigating Officer
  • Prosecuting Officer (PO)
  • Role of Board of Inquiry (Panel Members)
Domestic Inquiry Proceedings
  • Prosecution case & Employee’s case
  • Panel deliberation
  • Panel decision
  • Mitigating factors
Mock up Domestic Inquiry
  • Prepare 
  • Represent
  • Feedback

Who Should Attend

This program is specially designed for managers and executive level.


Registration starts at 8.30 am on the first day. Classes start at 9 am end 5 pm. Morning and lunch break will be served at appropriate times.

Deposit & Payment

In order to secure the said training on a define basis, kindly effect 50% Deposit on the total costs for the training requirements upon confirmation. This deposit is non-refundable. Balance 50% of the total costs is require seven (7) days prior to the training.

Cancellation & Transfer

Please note that should this registration is cancelled fourteen (14) days before the day of the training, a 50% cancellation charge will be imposed. If cancellation is made seven (7) days before the training, full payment of the training will be levied. Please note that amendments can only be made to above arrangement by giving a minimum of three (3) working days’ notice.


Disclaimer – MAHTEC reserves the right to make changes to the venue, date, speaker including cancellation or postponement of the workshop if number of participants less than 10 or warranted by circumstances beyond its control.