Ramen Shop Allegedly Penalises Employees For Small Mistakes, Going To Toilet & Taking MC

The list also includes fines for eating, drinking, and using a handphone during work hours.

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A ramen restaurant in Kuala Lumpur is going viral for allegedly penalising its employees for making arbitrary mistakes at work, as well as for frequent toilet breaks and taking leave

A purported list of penalties imposed by the management of the popular Japanese chain restaurant has gone viral on multiple social media platforms.

It is alleged that a member of the restaurant's staff, dissatisfied with the unfair workplace policies, posted a photo of the list of penalties on Facebook, and a photo of a logbook of 'mistakes' made by the employees.

These photos showed that the penalties are deducted from the employees' monthly salaries.

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According to the photos, the business imposes penalty fees that ranging RM30 to RM500 for breaching responsibilities

"All responsibilities lie with everyone. It also applies to staff on holiday that day.

"If not reported, all these penalties will be evenly imposed on all staff. The objective is to improve teamwork and act responsibly," read the message at the top of the list.

The list includes fines for taking leave, using the toilet too often, breaking utensils, talking too loudly, and eating, drinking, or using their handphone during work hours.

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The store's manager has also allegedly advised its staff to refrain from publishing their company's policies on social media, warning that they would take legal action

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According to the New Straits Times, the popular ramen chain has lodged a police report on the matter.

SAYS has also reached out to the chain for comment, but has yet to receive a reply.

Human Resources Minister Steven Sim Chee Keong has since urged those involved to lodge a report to the Labour Department

Commenting on the matter, he told the New Straits Times that such discriminatory practices by a restaurant violates Part 4 of the Employment Act 1955.

"Employers cannot deduct salaries except for items allowed by law, such as Employees Provident Fund (EPF), Social Security Organisation (SOCSO), and income tax.

"Salary deductions cannot be used for other purposes, including so-called disciplinary measures. Disciplinary measures must be addressed through a proper procedure of Domestic Inquiry," he said.

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