COURSE OVERVIEW

This 2–day practical course will equip HR, senior and line managers with knowledge and skills to initiate, chair or represent the company at disciplinary hearings. Attendees will gain the knowledge and skills to effectively handle such hearings, reach reasoned decisions on the basis of evidence presented in the context of the rules of evidence as well as to ensure a procedurally and substantively fair enquiry. Those who are responsible to represent the company will know exactly how to present the case to the Chairperson, present their evidence, lead their witnesses and argue their cases, and to ensure that they have a solid case to present at the CCMA, should a matter be referred. The concept of substantive and procedural fairness will be understood.

Attendees will also learn how to investigate an apparent transgression including examining evidence, questioning witnesses and deciding when to initiate a formal enquiry.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Know exactly how to prepare a solid case for an enquiry
  • Learn how to prepare and present your evidence correctly
  • Understand how to prepare and lead your witnesses
  • Learn how to argue your case
  • Be prepared to present at the CCMA, should a matter be referred
  • Know exactly how to chair and manage disciplinary enquiries
  • Ensure a procedurally and substantively fair enquiry
  • Understand admissibility of evidence
  • Evaluate evidence in terms of legislation
  • Reach reasoned decisions on the basis of evidence presented
  • Consider mitigating, aggravating and extenuating circumstances
  • Make a decision on an appropriate sanction
  • Deliver the outcome of a disciplinary enquiry

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