Disciplinary hearings are a common occurrence in the workplace and part and parcel of the manager and shop steward’s daily functions. Employees and employers alike are entitled to fair labour practices. Employers must know how to investigate misconduct and charge employees appropriately. This two day practical course should be attended by chairpersons, complainants, managers, HR and ER managers and practitioners, legal advisers, shop stewards, and union representatives.
09 July 2019 @ 08:30
R 2 950.00
Johannesburg - Venue to be announced
Longitude: 28.0517 \ Latitude: -26.1070
Module 1 : Role of the Chairperson
How to chair the hearing
The conduct of the chairperson, bias, pitfalls and do's and dont's
Independence of chairperson
How to evaluate and assess the evidence
What to do if the evidence is not presented properly
How far can the chairperson be involved or interfere in the hearing?
How to make a decision about guilt or innocence
Module 2 : Mitigation and aggravation and different sanctions
Module 3 : Warnings, counselling and dismissal
Module 4 : Trouble shooting
Discussion on hearsay evidence, traps, different defences
Polygraph evidence, expert evidence, admissions and confessions
Witnesses refusing to testify.
Module 5 : Role play and practical exercises
Delegates will conduct a mock disciplinary hearing on the second day.