Initiating and Chairing a Disciplinary Hearing

PURPOSE

The Initiating and Chairing a Disciplinary Hearing online course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively initiate and chair disciplinary hearings within their organizations. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the disciplinary process, ensuring fair and consistent treatment of employees while upholding the principles of natural justice.

COURSE CONTENT

Unit 1: The Employment Relationship

  • Introduction
  • The basis of the relationship. 
  • Duties of an employee 
  • Duties of employers
  • Discipline: An employer’s duty
  • Discipline 
  • Positive and Negative Discipline within the Workplace
  • Procedural aspects

 

Unit 2 : Discipline in the Workplace 

  • Discipline: An employer’s duty
  • Discipline
  • Positive and Negative Discipline within the Workplace
  • Characteristics of a Sound Disciplinary System
  • Disciplinary Codes and Procedures

 

Unit 3: Law of Evidence 

  • Evidence vs. Proof
  • Submission of Evidence during a Disciplinary Hearing
  • Direct and Circumstantial Evidence
  • General Types of Evidence
  • Evaluating the Evidence

 

Unit 4: Initiating Disciplinary Action 

  • Identifying and Classifying Transgressions
  • Investigating before Disciplinary Action
  • Procedure for Misconduct
  • Procedure for Poor Work Performance
  • Procedure for Incapacity
  • Implementation of Disciplinary Procedures: Non-dismissible Transgressions
  • Record of Disciplinary Action
  • Fair Dismissal
  • Summary Dismissal
  • Practical Steps for Undertaking Investigatory Interviews

 

Unit 5: Conducting the disciplinary action 

  • Preparing for the Hearing
  • Choosing the Right Chairperson
  • Conduct of the Chairperson during the Disciplinary Hearing
  • Disciplinary Hearing Procedure: Introduction
  • Opening Statements
  • Presenting Initiator Case
  • Presenting Employee’s Case
  • Closing Arguments
  • Findings/Results of the Hearing
  • Mitigating and Aggravating Circumstances
  • Decision on Sanction and Closing of Proceedings

DELIVERY

Duration: 1 Day

Delivery: Classroom

ACCREDITATION

5 Day Courses: Participants will receive a SpecCon Holdings certificate upon completion of all courses.

1 Day Courses: Participants will receive a SpecCon Holdings certificate upon completion of this course

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