Conduct a Disciplinary Hearing


Conduct a Disciplinary Hearing

On successful completion of this unit standard, delegates will be able to differentiate between the different types of incidents, investigate the incident, decide on whether an enquiry is necessary, hold enquiries, decide on the nature of the disciplinary action to take and take the action within organisational timeframes and following organisation policies and procedures.


  • Managers at all levels within an organisation who have any involvement in staff discipline
  • Supervisors who investigate and carry out disciplinary hearings
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners


  • Understand and explain organisational and legal policies and procedures for instituting disciplinary action
  • Investigate allegations of misconduct
  • Prepare a case, evidence and witnesses for a hearing
  • Conduct a disciplinary hearing


  • The Labour Relations Act in relation to discipline and grievances
  • Codes of good practice with regard to discipline and dismissal
  • Poor performance versus misconduct
  • Guidelines for incapacity
  • Procedures and legal requirements for instituting disciplinary action
  • Hearing procedure
  • Investigation of charges
  • Witnesses and statements
  • Preparing for a hearing
  • Communicating with stakeholders
  • Understanding and complying with organisational procedures
  • Conducting a hearing in compliance with all related procedures
  • Pleadings
  • Leading evidence
  • Evaluating the evidence
  • Making a decision
  • Communicating the outcome
  • Mitigation
  • Sanction
  • Conclusion and recording of outcomes

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