Hi, I would like to know about the retrenchment benefits in Malaysia. I am working in a large MNC for the past 14 years and there was communication that our regional office will be relocated to other parts in Asia by end of the year. Meaning, that our office will be closed by end of the year. Some of us has job placements within the Malaysia and other affiliates while some of us have not, meaning that we are being earmarked for retrenchment by end of the year.
My question is, since that the company will be closed by end of the year, but I have managed to secure a job recently, therefore, am I still entitled to the retrenchment benefits that was informed to me earlier? Is there such a thing that the company would refuse to pay me on the grounds that I left earlier and not until the company is closed (end of the year?) What are my arguments as I would not be even thinking of looking for a job anyway but due to unforeseen circumstances, I need to look for a job, even taking a very deep pay cut.