CHAIRING DISCIPLINARY HEARINGS
This programme will provide delegates with the necessary knowledge and skills for them to practically apply legal concepts and principles in the workplace. A good understanding of South African law is essential for every employer and employee. This is an interactive 3 day learning programme managed through group work, group discussions, role plays, case studies, breakaway activities and group presentations.
The Unit Standard offered herein forms part of the National Diploma for Human Resources Management, SAQA ID 61592. The SAQA ID for the Unit Standard offered herein is US 10985. The delegates will each be awarded with 5 credits.
On completion of this programme delegates will:
- Increase their understanding of what labour laws are and how they work;
- Identify what destroys labour harmony in the workplace;
- Be equipped to implement and develop new processes, policies and procedures;
- Gain insight of the various stages and procedures of a disciplinary hearing; and
- Be able to successfully initiate a disciplinary hearing.
Chairing Disciplinary Hearings
Introduction to Employee Relations
Behavior modelling and role plays
Employee relations-labour relations debate;
Contract of employment and common law requirements;
Employee rights and responsibilities;
South African sources of labour law;
Code of Good Practice: Dismissal; and
Overview of labour legislation including amendments.
Principles of discipline
Is discipline a Line or HR function?
Disciplinary code and procedure
Levels of discipline
Categories of dismissal
Levels of disciplinary action
Counselling & Disciplinary interview
General guidelines on discipline
Fair reasons for dismissal: Procedural, substantive and operational reasons
The disciplinary hearing
The initiator and chairperson
The process, investigation and preparation of disciplinary hearing
Real life case studies and scenarios to reinforce learning
Chairing a disciplinary hearing
Principles of the management of grievance
Chairing a grievance hearing
Correct behaviour is modelled on how to chair a disciplinary hearing
Each delegate plays the role of chairing a disciplinary hearing