Once you need to initiate or chair a disciplinary hearing it’s not the time to start learning what’s involved. As a manager or supervisor this is an important part of your skills set. Making a mistake can be costly, both financially and in terms of company credibility. Therefore it is important to get it right the first time and every time. This course is aimed at making sure you understand the process in full.

The workshop will cover
  1. Implementing Disciplinary Action
    • Substantive and Procedural Fairness
    • Code of Good Practice and the New Labour Relations Act
    • Investigating the Misconduct
    • Gathering evidence and documentary support
    • Preparing the Charges
    • Issuing Warnings
    • Notices of Suspension and Hearing
    • Preparing Witnesses and Evidence
    • Presenting Evidence
  2. The Disciplinary Hearing
    • The Role Players
    • Stages of the Hearing
    • What happens if it goes to the CCMA
  3. Chairing the Hearing
    • The Role of the Chairperson
    • Assessing Evidence
    • Reaching a Verdict
    • Assessing Mitigating and Aggravating Circumstances
    • Deciding on a Sanction
    • Guidelines for Determining Appropriate Penalties
    • Administration of Dismissal
    • The Appeal Hearing
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