Discipline - Initiate a Disciplinary Hearing

This course is accredited by the Services Seta and material covers unit standards 11286 at NQF level 5 worth 8 credits.

MODULE 1:

Misconduct in the workplace

This module focuses on various instances of misconduct in the workplace and how to handle these effectively. Misconduct issues of absenteeism, intoxication on duty, sexual harassment, poor time keeping, theft, insubordination, damage to company property and many other forms of misconduct are dealt with. Case studies and relevant case law are used as examples of how to correctly deal with various misconduct offences and appropriate sanctions for each.

Module outline:

• Misconduct in the Labour Relations Act

• Understanding various offences of misconduct in the workplace including: absenteeism; being under the influence of alcohol; sexual harassment; theft; damage to company property; insubordination, poor time keeping and many other forms of misconduct

• Look at various case studies regarding the various forms of misconduct and how to deal with them appropriately

• We look at various case studies regarding the various forms of misconduct and how to deal with them appropriately

• How to address and deal with the misconduct before it becomes serious

• Verbal warnings, written warnings and final written warnings

• The company disciplinary code, ensuring employees are familiar with it

• Setting clear rules and guidelines for employee behaviour

• Overview of relevant case law

• Relevant sections of labour legislation

• Codes of good practice

MODULE 2:

Disciplinary Investigations and the Law of Evidence

Module Outline:

• Investigations & gathering information

• Interviewing potential witnesses

• Hostile witnesses

• Subpoenaing witnesses

• Preparing your witnesses statements

• Collating your statements & case information in date order

• Understanding the principles of the law of evidence

• Applying the principles of the law of evidence

• Evidence that is admissible and inadmissible

• Evaluating the evidence

• Types of evidence

• Prima facie evidence

• Circumstantial evidence

• Corroborating evidence

• Video evidence, sms’s, photographs

• Documentary evidence

• Loco inspections

• Preparing evidence in camera – hostile or life threatening situations

MODULE 3:

Presenting your case

Module Outline

• Rules of case presentation

• Legal terminology

• Leading evidence

• How to present opening & closing arguments

• Preparing the witnesses

• Preparing questions for the witnesses

• Cross examination techniques

• Exposing witnesses weaknesses, contradictions and lies

• Overview of relevant case law

• Relevant sections of labour legislation

• Codes of good practice

Contact Details

Contact Person: 

Julius Matose
Contact: Imsimbi Training
Course Details

Course Delivery Method: 

Presented Courses

Course Duration: 

2 days

Cost: 

R3,900 Excl VAT