What is the procedure for an arbitration? Must I take my witnesses along with me? Must I take the evidence - the documents/video recordings along to the CCMA with me? This week Ivan Israelstam makes clear exactly how the CCMA Commissioner will run the arbitration.  The following questions are answered: who speaks first, what do the participants present, what is the role of the witnesses, and how is the evidence presented?  

Ivan Israelstam

Schedule 8 Code of Good Practice: Dismissal indicates that the hearing to determine whether an employee should be dismissed does not need to be formal. However, Ivan Israelstam argues that in order to prove at the CCMA that the employer did respect the employer's rights, there needs to be formal documentation.

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