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Chairing Disciplinary Hearings
This two-day seminar gives delegates a grasp of how to manage disciplinary hearings effectively while still complying with the many and strict provisions of labour law


By the end of the seminar the delegates will understand:

  • What is meant by dismissal and unfair dismissal
  • The key aspects of the laws of discipline and dismissal
  • The requirements of substantive and procedural fairness
  • The steps to follow when chairing a disciplinary hearing
  • How to arrive at a disciplinary decision that fits the evidence heard and complies with labour law requirements
PROGRAMME
Day 1

KEY PROVISION OF THE LABOUR RELATIONS ACT (LRA)

  • Procedural and substantive fairness
  • Employer becomes the accused
  • Reinstatement and compensation

DISCIPLINARY AND APPEAL HEARINGS

  • The accused’s procedural rights
  • The hearing process
  • Evidence that is not permissible
  • Questioning methods allowed and prohibited
  • Appeals
  • Practical exercises
Day 2

FAIR REASON FOR PENALTY (SUBSTANTIVE FAIRNESS)

  • What is a fair reason for discipline?
  • Rules of conduct
  • How to arrive at a fair decision
  • The scales of justice
  • Mitigating/aggravating factors
  • The corrective action or penalty
  • Practical exercises
ENQUIRIES ABOUT EQUITY PRO AND OUR CONSULTING SERVICES
E-mail Mathe Peete or phone Mathe on (011) 726-3040

 

 

 

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