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Domestic Inquiry ( important company witness is not available, biased Chairman )

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:38:17 PM  (Last updated: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:30:05 PM)

I am to attend a Domestic Inquiry to answer to a series of  alleged misconduct. The company I work for is small ( less than 20 employees ).

I was notified at the very last minute ( a day prior ) that one very important company employee/my superior that I have requested for will not be present on the date of the Domestic Inquiry.

I also have reason to believe that the Chairman, who is also an employee, who I know for a fact, disliked me. He could also have information regarding the alleged misconducts levelled against me.

Based on these 2 grounds, can I request that the Domestic Inquiry be postponed until the important witness is available? And also that the Chairman is replaced?

It's a foregone conclusion that they will seek to dismiss me WHATEVER the findings at the Domestic Inquiry.

What happens if I choose not to attend the Domestic Inquiry on grounds that I won't be able to defend myself adequately without the important witness? And also the belief that the Chairman is biased against me?

Would appreciate a timely advice.


KL Siew
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:30:05 PM

1. You can request for postponement but not replacement of chair person.

2. Don't absent yourself as they can proceed in your absence and arrive at the a decision unfavourable to you.

3. If there is any bias, you may use that as one of the grounds should your case end up in the Industrial Court.

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