Disciplinary Courses

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COURSE DURATION: 3 DAYS

This comprehensive course on disciplinary hearings enables managers to do the following:

  • Chair disciplinary hearings effectively.
  • Initiate and prosecute disciplinary hearings effectively.

Many organisations have costly compensation orders from the CCMA due to Line Managers and HR staff not complying with legislation regarding disciplinary matters. This comprehensive course gives detailed insight into the discipline in the workplace. This course will teach line managers how to chair a disciplinary hearing effectively. Many cases are lost at the CCMA because managers do not conduct hearings correctly, or they do not know how to investigate a case and gather sufficient evidence to prosecute a case. Bullying tactics by the unions and shop stewards are also often encountered. These factors often lead to lowering disciplinary rules and standards in organisations.

This course gives a practical hands-on approach to dealing with discipline in the workplace. How to conduct disciplinary hearings in line with the principles of fairness and equity as envisaged by the Labour Relations Act is covered. Misconduct issues of absenteeism, intoxication on duty, theft and many other types of misconduct are dealt with from the perspective of relevant case law and the CCMA's Guidelines. The course also covers how managers can deal with poor performance issues such as tardiness, inefficiency and laziness with confidence and consistency. Medical incapacity and prolonged illness in the workplace are also common issues that line managers need to deal with.

COURSE DURATION: 2 DAYS

Many organisations have costly compensation orders from the CCMA due to Line Managers and HR staff not complying with legislation regarding disciplinary matters. This comprehensive course gives detailed insight into the discipline in the workplace. This course will teach line managers and HR staff how to chair a disciplinary hearing effectively. Many organisations hire expensive legal consultants to chair their disciplinary hearings. This course will give your organisation the skills to chair a disciplinary hearing professionally.

This course provides a practical hands-on approach to chairing disciplinary hearings in your workplace. The course focuses on how to conduct disciplinary hearings in line with the principles of fairness and equity as envisaged by the Labour Relations Act is covered. Sanctions for misconduct issues of absenteeism, intoxication on duty, theft and many other types of misconduct are dealt with from the perspective of what is acceptable for chairpersons to hand down as per the relevant case law and the CCMA's guidelines.

COURSE DURATION: 2 DAYS

This course gives initiators (or complainants) the skills to successfully investigate and prosecute a disciplinary case. The course focuses on the importance of the Law of Evidence. The study looks at how to gather evidence, lead evidence, and argue your case in opening and closing statements in a workplace disciplinary hearing. It also looks at preparing witnesses’ evidence and cross-examination techniques for workplace hearings.

Many organisations have costly compensation orders from the CCMA due to Line Managers and HR staff not complying with legislation regarding disciplinary matters. This course will teach line managers how to initiate a disciplinary hearing effectively. Complacency, inconsistency and turning “a blind eye” by management are some pitfalls to discipline organisations often experience. Misconduct issues of absenteeism, intoxication on duty, theft and many other types of misconduct are dealt with from the perspective of relevant case law and the CCMA’s Guidelines.

COURSE DURATION: 3 DAYS

This course gives shop stewards the skills to successfully defend their members in a disciplinary hearing case. The course focuses on the importance of the Law of Evidence. The study looks at how to gather evidence, lead evidence, and argue your case in opening and closing statements in a workplace disciplinary hearing. It also looks at preparing witnesses’ evidence and cross-examination techniques for workplace hearings. These skills are paramount for shop stewards to give their members the best defence possible in a disciplinary hearing.

This course will teach shop stewards how to defend their members in a disciplinary hearing effectively. Shop stewards often do not prepare their cases well. They do not gather sufficient evidence and prepare their witnesses well and, therefore, often lose dismissal cases of their members. Misconduct issues are dealt with from the perspective of relevant case law and the CCMA’s Guidelines.

COURSE DURATION: 3 DAYS

Many companies have costly compensation orders from the CCMA due to Line Managers and HR staff not complying with legislation regarding disciplinary matters. This comprehensive course gives detailed insight into the discipline in the workplace. This course will teach line managers how to chair a disciplinary hearing effectively.

Complacency, inconsistency and turning “a blind eye” by management are some pitfalls to discipline companies often experience. Bullying tactics by the unions and shop stewards are also frequently encountered. These factors often lead to lowering disciplinary rules and standards in organisations.

This course gives a practical hands-on approach to dealing with discipline in the workplace. How to conduct disciplinary hearings in line with the principles of fairness and equity as envisaged by the Labour Relations Act is covered. Misconduct issues of absenteeism, intoxication on duty, theft and many other misconduct issues are dealt with from the perspective of relevant case law and codes of good practice.

The course also covers how managers can deal with poor performance issues such as tardiness, idleness, inefficiency and laziness with confidence and consistency. Medical incapacity and prolonged illness in the workplace are also common issues that line managers need to deal with. We also look at necessary procedures for conducting fair retrenchments. The course also gives an overview of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.

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