Disciplinary Enquiries /
Disciplinary Hearings Training

This Chairing Disciplinary Hearings Training Course is offered throughout South Africa
– Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth –

We now offer this programme, and all our training courses as Virtual Training / Remote Training,
to meet your unique needs arising from the CO
VID-19 Corona Virus epidemic.

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Chairing / Initiating

Disciplinary Hearings Training

Suitable for:
Supervisors, Managers, HR Practitioners, Shop Stewards
Course Duration: 2 days NQF LEVEL: 6
Course Objective:
Unnecessary costs and frustrations of CCMA/ Bargaining Council awards can be avoided – through sound industrial relations practices and understanding of the law.

By investing in this Chairing Disciplinary Hearings Training Course, you will be able to ensure that your managers and supervisors are trained and competent to initiate and preside over disciplinary hearings and chair grievance meetings, and your Shop Stewards are trained and competent to constructively represent employees.

Course content and outcomes:

  Discipline and disciplinary enquiries in the workplace
  • Fundamental premises that should apply to all disciplinary action
  • Typical causes of disciplinary problems in a workplace
  • The classification of transgressions relating to unacceptable conduct
  • Resignation to Avoid Dismissal (RTAD)
  • Initiating a disciplinary enquiry, collecting evidence, preparing witnesses
  • Opening statements, closing arguments, presenting the evidence, cross-examining witnesses and redirecting
  • The impermissible splitting of charges, and independence of transgressions
  • Procedural and substantive fairness
  • The rules of evidence applicable to disciplinary enquiries in the workplace
      • The admissibility of evidence, allegations, evidence and facts
      • Real evidence, admissions and confessions
  • Deciding the merits of the case

  Dismissals: Unfair dismissals and unfair labour practices

  • The right not to be unfairly dismissed
      •  Automatically unfair dismissals, other unfair dismissals
      •  Code of good practice: dismissal – Schedule 8
  • Disputes about unfair dismissals, the burden of proof, remedies

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