Deputy Human Resource Minister, Datuk Mahfuz Omar said many such cases have been reported and most cases have been resolved through the Industrial Court of Malaysia.
"I guess many are not aware of their rights as employees because when they have been wrongfully terminated they are entitled to certain benefits and payments.
"In fact, according to the Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) those who have been dismissed and are under the Employment Insurance System (SIP) will receive interim benefits of RM600 for three months, while looking for new jobs," he told reporters when presenting a RM2,000 cheque for funeral expenses to Nur Suhaili Md Arshad, 33, at her house in Kampung Alor Stol, here, today.
Nur Suhaili is the widow of Environment Idaman (E-Idaman) Sdn Bhd worker, Mohamad Amran Mohd Salleh, who was killed on Oct 9 in a road accident at Jalan Kuala Kedah here. while on duty.
The Pokok Sena MP also added that as the government was concerned over those who had been laid off, it had been working with 450 companies on offering over 31,000 jobs through the Job Fair 5.0 event organised nationwide.
"Those who have been terminated for certain reasons must not give up because there are still job vacancies in other places or they can always generate income by starting a small business," he said.
In addition to the funeral expenses Nur Suhaili also received pension of RM38.36 a day while her two children, Muhammad Ilhan, three, and Amni Irdina, eight, each received RM25.57 per day, bringing the total amount to RM2,685 a month.