Jashpal Kaur A/P Kulwant Singh/Bhatt (Dr.)

Contact Details

Designation: Dr.
Full Name: Jashpal Kaur a/p Kulwant Singh (Bhatt)
Position: Senior Lecturer
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Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • PhD (Monash University, Australia)
  • L.L.M. (University Malaya, Malaysia)
  • Barrister and Solicitor (Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia)
  • Continuing Education (University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • L.L.B. (Hons)(University of London, U.K.)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (University Malaya, Malaysia)
  • BA (Hons) (University Malaya, Malaysia)


Teaching & Research Interest

1. Women and the Law
2. Labour Law
3.Sexual Harassment, Maternity Protection  and Discrimination Law

Previous Appointment & Duration of the Appointment

1. Pensyarah Kontrak Undang-Undang (Australian Matriculation) Pusat Penyediaan Pendidikan (PPP), Seksyen 16, ITM, May 1997 - May 1999.
2.Solicitor and Articled Clerk , Taylor & Whitty, Solicitors in Victoria and N.S.W.  May 1993 - Dec 1995.

3. Senior English Language Teacher and English Language Teacher, A.C.S Klang and Kolej Islam Klang (9 years)


Research Project & Publications

Research Projects:

1."The Current Legal and Social Approaches in Respect of Filicide in Malaysia - Is There A Need For Reform?" - (Budget: RM5,000) LESTARI Project, by Research Management Institute, UiTM, Shah Alam. Co - Researcher - Dr Daleleer Kaur Randawar.

2. "Formulating A Legal Framework In Protecting The Best interest of A Child in Providing Financial Support" - (Budget: RM5,000) LESTARI Project, by Research Management Institute, UiTM, Shah Alam. Co - Researcher - Dr Daleleer Kaur Randawar.

3."Violence in the Workplace – A Case-study of Construction Companies in the Shah Alam Area”, Funded Research ( Budget: RM20,000.00) by Innovation, Research and Development Centre (IRDC), UiTM (2004 - 2005).

1.Books, Book Chapters and Modules:

  • Lexis Practical Guidance SE Asia -" Pregnancy Discrimination", Issue 3, August 2016, 16-18.
  • Lexis Practical E-Guidance Malaysia - Employment - Topics: Protected Rights In Employment - Maternity Rights and Sexual Harassment.(2017).
  • Book Chapter - “Protecting The Elderly In Malaysia – A Constitutional  And Human Rights Perspective”. (2016) (ISBN 978-983-100-897-3).
  • Book Chapter - "Gender Discrimination in Employment", Cases That Touched Our Lives: Revisiting 80 years with the Malayan Law Journal, LexisNexis (2013), (ISBN 9674001417).
  • Module - Law and Technology  Management,  Faculty of Science and Technology, Open University, Malaysia (2008), (ISBN 967-316-171-3).
  • Research Book -" Violence at the Workplace - A Case study of construction companies in the Shah Alam area", IRDC (2005).

 2.Journal articles:

  • "Maternity Protection , Gender Discrimination under Article 8(2) of the Federal Constitution  of Malaysia and the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) - Which Way Forward?  (MLJ, To be Published, 2017)."
  • The Malayan Law Journal, MLJ 85th Anniversary 1932-2017, Commemorative Issue - Selected Articles, 25 July 2017, "Pregnancy and Maternity Entitlements under the Employment Act 1955 - Are Women Workers Being Short Changed?", 63.
  • "Commentary: Landmark Award Of Compensatory Damages For Sexual Harassment At The Workplace - Harassers And Employers Beware!" [2016] Industrial Law Reports 3 ILR ix.
  • "A Review of the Industrial Court’s Approach to Unjust Dismissal Claims in Malaysia, in Respect of Pregnancy and Maternity Issues at the Workplace" -  [2016] 2 ILR ix.
  • “Should Compensation In Lieu Of Reinstatement Be Denied On The Basis Of Age? Revisiting The Federal Court’s Decision in Unilever (M) Holdings Sdn Bhd v. So Lai @ Soo Boon Lai & Anor [2015] 2 ILR 265, [2015] 3 CLJ 900”, [2015] 4 ILR iii-xiv.
  • “Pregnancy and Maternity Entitlements Under The Employment Act 1955 – Are Women Workers in Malaysia Being Short-Changed?”, [2015] 5 MLJ lxxxiii
  • “A Review of the Amendments under the Employment Act 1955 with respect to Sexual Harassment at the Workplace”, [2015] Current Law Journal 1 LNSA 1.
  • “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – Legal Redress for a Gendered Issue”, [2007-2008] 3 UITM Law Review 33-54 (ISSN 1511 – 9068).
  • “Gender Discrimination  in Malaysia: How Far Does Article 8 Guarantee Gender Equality?”, Malayan Law Journal, [2006] 6 MLJ xliv  (ISSN 0025 – 1283).
  • “The Role of IT in the Malaysian Judicial System”, International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, U.K. [2005] Vol.19 No.2 199. (1360-0869 (Print), 1364-6885 (Online).
  • “Violence in the Workplace – A Case-study of Construction Companies in the Shah Alam Area”, Journal of Social and Management Research, [2005] Vol.2 No.1 (ISSN 1675-7017).
  • “The Legal Implications of the Changing Nature of Employment in Malaysia”, [2004] 2 UiTM Law Review  23 - 36 (ISSN 1511 – 9068.)

3. Conference/Workshop papers and presentations:

  • Participant, Bengkel Akademik Penilaian Pentaksiran Dan Penyediaan Kertas Soalan Peperiksaan Akhir Januari 2018, Fakulti Undang-Undang, 8 Ogos – 10 Ogos 2017, Institut Latihan Dan Pembangunan Uitm (ILD) Bandar Enstek, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan.
  • Head of Organising Committee, Forum Antarabangsa Women and the Law - "Advocating Against  Gender Discrimination: Legal Arguments and Experiences", 21 Mac 2017, Faculty Undang-undang, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Melaka International Intellectual Exposition 2016 (MIIEx2016), 7- 8 December 2016, Participant/Presenter:
    (a) Flow Charts in Legal Education (Dr Jashpal Kaur AP Kulwant Singh(Winner - Silver medal), Dr Daleleer Kaur Randawar, Dr Sheela Jayabalan, Dr Hardev Kaur d/o Latchimanan Singh.)
    (b) Law in action - Using animation to teach law (Dr Daleleer Kaur Randawar (Winner - Gold Medal), Dr Sheela Jayabalan, Dr Jashpal Kaur AP Kulwant Singh, Dr Hardev Kaur d/o Latchimanan Singh)
    (c) Teaching Pre-schoolers the Law - Venturing into Innovative teaching through digital media (Dr Sheela Jayabalan (Winner - Silver medal), Dr Daleleer Kaur Randawar, Dr Hardev Kaur d/o Latchimanan Singh, Dr Jashpal Kaur AP Kulwant Singh)
    (d) Crisis Management Handbook (Dr Hardev Kaur d/o Latchimanan Singh (Winner - Bronze medal), Dr Daleleer Kaur Randawar, Dr Jashpal Kaur AP Kulwant Singh, Dr Sheela Jayabalan)
  •  'Women and Health', Workshop on Researching Women & Society, 18 November 2016, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. Speaker.
  • Mesyuarat Penyediaan Garis Panduan Untuk Mencegah dan Mengendalikan Gangguan Seksual Di UiTM, 6 Oktober 2016, Fakulti Komunikasi dan Pengajian Media (FKPM).
  • Workshop on Advancing Maternity Protection in Malaysia: Meeting Social Welfare and Business Needs and Contributing to Economic Development, Centre for Research on Women and Gender (KANITA), USM and Business School, Middlesex University, UK, Participant and Research Proposer, 27-31 July 2016.
  •  “Protecting the Elderly in Malaysia – A Constitutional and Human Rights Perspective”,
    National Seminar On Protecting The Elderly Against Abuse And Neglect – Legal and Social Strategies, 19 November 2015, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
  • “Gender Justice Relating to Pregnancy and Maternity at the Workplace”, The 2nd Congress of the Asian Association of Women’s Studies (2nd CAAWS) 2010 Debating Gender Justice in Asia, 9 – 11 December 2010, Bayview Hotel Georgetown, Penang. (Proceedings: Abstracts - Debating Gender Justice in Asia, ISBN 9-789834-482015)
  • “The Feminization of the Malaysian Workforce – Impact and Issues”, 21st LAWASIA Conference 2008, 29 October - 1 November 2008, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • "The Feminized Labour Force Of Malaysia – Trends And Issues Relating To Women’s Dual Roles", Asian Regional Conference On Labour Law And Labour Market In The 21ST Century, 15 – 16 November 2008, International Islamic University, Malaysia.
  • Rizal Salim & JK Bhatt, “Employee Stakeholding: A Malaysian Perspective of the Nature and Scope of Employee Participation in Corporate Stakeholding”, 6th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, 11-14 June 2007, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
  • “Gender Discrimination in Malaysia: How Far Does Article 8 Guarantee Gender Equality?”, paper presented and published as conference proceedings,13th Biennial Malaysian Law Conference, Bar Council of Malaysia, 16-18 November 2005, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • “Violence in the Workplace – A Case-study of Construction Companies in the Shah Alam Area”, Conference on Scientific and Social Research (CSSR), 10-12 June 2005, Primula Beach Resort, Kuala Terengganu,Malaysia.
  • “Trafficking in Women and Girls – Proactive Measures in Combating This Global Scourge”, paper presented at the XXXIInd Convention of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), 7 – 11 November 2005, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • “Industrial Relations Law in a Developing Asia – Towards a Synergistic Relationship”, paper presented and published as conference proceedings, Inaugural ASLI (Asian Law Institute) Conference 2004, ASLI Centre, National University of Singapore.
  • “Sexual Harassment at the Workplace – Is the Code of Practice Enough?”, paper presented and published as conference proceedings, National Occupational Safety and Health Conference, Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Management, School of Management, Universiti Utara Malaysia, (2003).(ISBN: 983-2479-42-8)    

4. Consultation:

  • Rountable Taskforce - Isu Kecuaian Ibubapa Atau Penjaga Hingga menyebabkan Kemalangan Atau Kematian Kanak-kanak, 21 June 2016 dan 10 September 2015, Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat, Putrajaya.
  • Garis Panduan Untuk Mencegah dan Mengendalikan Gangguan Seksual Di UiTM, 6 Oktober 2016.

5. Expert commentary:

1. Opinion Piece, "We need to talk about domestic violence - Hiding domestic violence under the 'carpet' will not get rid of the problem. If we don't talk about difficult matters, then who will?", Asia Samachar , June 26, 2017 (Available at https://asiasamachar.com/2017/06/26/we-need-to-talk-about-domestic-violence/).
2. A Series of Three (3) articles for “RELEVAN”, KL Bar Council Newsletter:
a. “Feminist Jurisprudence – an Overview”, Part 1, Page 4, Issue 1/2006.
b. “Gender Advocacy”, Part 2, Page 8, Issue 2/2006.
c. “Women’s Rights in Malaysia – The Way Forward”, Part 3, Page 18,Issue 3/06.
(Available at http://www.klbar.org.my/publication)

6. Training:

  • HRDF Trainer, Kementerian Sumber Manusia.
  • Academic Training on Sexual Harassment :
    - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, UiTM, Shah Alam,20 May 2016.
    - Hotel UiTM, Shah Alam, 18 May 2016.
    - Faculty of Mass Communication, 21 April 2016.
  • Program Latihan Perundangan, Dasar dan Peraturan UiTM - Labour Law,
    (2012- 2015).
  • Sime Darby - Legal Aspects of Business - Labour Law (2002).


7. Editor and Reviewer:

  • Reviewer, Journal of Asian Social Science (ISSN 1911-2017 (Print) ISSN 1911-2025 (Online), Canadian Center of Science and Education, Canada (2015 - todate)
  • Reviewer, ESTEEM Academic Journal, UiTM P.Pinang (2015)
  • Member of the Editorial Board, UiTM Law Review, FUU UiTM Shah Alam, (2007 - 2008)



  • Bar Council Malaysia, Disciplinary Committee (2016 - 2018)
  • EKTA (Professional Sikh Women's Organisation)
  • SIKH Women's Awareness Network (SWAN)
  • ASEAN Law Association of Malaysia
  • Asian Association of Women’s Studies (AAWS)




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