Event Title : C10 - Chairing Disciplinary Hearings

Full Description
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.
Start Date
09 July 2019 @ 08:30
1 day
Event Type
Public Workshop
R 2 950.00
Venue Address
Johannesburg - Venue to be announced
GPS Coordinates
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
  • Chairperson Guide

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.
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