I'm having a dilemma regarding my probation contract which I have signed without knowing the labour law here in Malaysia. I have been in the company for more than half a year and have received a confirmation letter but I have been stalling on signing the confirmation letter as I wish to move to another company.
The problem I have is that it is stated in the probation contract that I need to give a 2 months notice for resignation but the company only needs to give me 7 days notice if they wish to terminate my contract. From what I have been told, the termination notice has to be equal for both sides; meaning if I have to give 2 months notice for resignation, they have to give me 2 months notice as well if they wish to terminate me (please correct me if I am wrong on this).
So now I'm wondering if I can use that to negotiate for a shorter notice period. Since it is written that they can terminate me with 7 days notice, I should be able to give a 7 days notice to the company as well.
I do not want to burn bridges with the company and wish to maintain a good relationship with them so I would like to negotiate the notice down to 1 month.
Please advise and share your experience on whether this is legally possible. Thank you :)