Chairing a Disciplinary Hearing


Chairing a Disciplinary Hearing

It is an expensive exercise for any business to hold a disciplinary hearing only to have the outcome overturned by the CCMA because of poor chairing. The responsible chair should confidently direct and guide proceedings to ensure a procedurally and substantively fair result.

This course gives delegates good insight into what is expected of a chairperson and how it is done.


  • Managers, Business Owners who are involved in disciplining of staff;
  • Those who are responsible for implementing or ensuring adherence to Labour Relations legislation in the workplace;
  • Anyone who needs to gain an understanding of the procedures to follow when dealing with transgressions in the workplace;
  • Anyone required to chair a disciplinary hearing;


  • Your business will become more compliant with Labour Relations legislation;
  • You will be more confident in your dealings with disciplinary issues;
  • You will spend less time at the CCMA;
  • Labour issues will become just another management task;
  • You will have the basic tools to make fair decisions in any disciplinary situation;


  • Introduction to the Labour Relations Act including substantive and procedural fairness
  • How the Chairman prepares for a hearing
  • Conducting and managing the hearing
    • Informing the employee of the allegation and his/her rights
    • Ensuring that proper procedure was followed prior to the hearing (procedural fairness)
    • Conducting the hearing in a firm and procedurally fair manner
    • Following the correct procedure in a hearing
    • Recording proceedings – use our template for recording Minutes
  • The sanction
    • Understanding the law of probabilities
    • Arriving at a decision as to sanction
    • Mitigating, aggravating and extenuating circumstances
    • Hearing pleadings
  • Reasons for final decisions as to guilt and sanction, are recorded

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Course Details
Non-Credit Bearing
Course Duration:
1 Day
Course Delivery Method:

Blended Blended

In Class In Class

Distance Distance

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Contact us at +27 (0)31 267 1229 or [email protected] and we will send your a full course outline and quotation based on your requirements
Course Fee Includes:
Our public course fee includes facilitated training, course materials, the venue, a light lunch and refreshments. Onsite training at your venue can be arranged on mutually suitable dates - please contact us to request a quotation.




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