Vistage Malaysia Virtual Speaker Session
Date: 31 March 2020, Tuesday
Online Platform – “Zoom” from 11.00am – 12.30pm
Restriction of Movement Order: What does it mean to Employment?
10.30am Zoom Meeting Opens
11.00am Speaker Talk
12.30pm Session Ends
Registered participants will be sent a link to join the virtual Speaker session prior to the Session.
Thavaselvi Pararajasingam (“Selvi”) is currently a Partner in the Industrial Relations practice group of Messrs Zul Rafique & partners. She graduated with an LLB, Honours Degree from University of London and subsequently obtained the Certificate in Legal Practice (“CLP”) in Malaysia. She was admitted as Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 10 December 1998. Selvi is listed in Chambers Asia Pacific and in Legal 500 Asia Pacific under Labour and Employment.
At ZUL RAFIQUE & partners, Selvi handles a litigation portfolio of civil and industrial relations (IR) matters. In IR, she regularly handles cases for and on behalf of employers. However, Selvi’s initial years of experience representing employees and trade unions has enabled her to effectively advise on IR matters from the perspectives of both the employer and employee.
She regularly appears in the Industrial Court and routinely advices and handles disputes relating to dismissal /constructive dismissal, collective agreements, redundancy/retrenchment, change of ownership of business, and other employment related issues. She also appears in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court to argue issues such as the High Court’s supervisory powers over the Industrial Court’s decisions as well as to defend employers against common law claims for wrongful dismissal.
Selvi’s field of expertise is not limited to litigation. She has advised on transfer of employees in the sale of business; voluntary separation scheme (VSS); retrenchment; the change of business ownership and the effect of collective agreements on successors, assignees or transferees of the business. To add value to her legal services, Selvi also conducts seminars and training on IR / employment issues for her clients.