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Once you need to initiate or chair a disciplinary hearing it's not the time to start learning what's involved.

As a manager or supervisor this is an important part of your skills set. Making a mistake can be costly, both financially and in terms of company credibility.

Therefore it's important to get it right the first time and every time.

To make sure you understand the process in full, attend AstroTech's training course "The Disciplinary Hearing: Doing it Right!".


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The course covers the following key topics:

  • Day 1: Implementing Disciplinary Action


    • Substantive and Procedural Fairness
    • Code of Good Practice and The New Labour Relations Act
    • Investigating the Misconduct
    • Gathering evidence and documentary support
    • Preparing the Charges
    • Issuing Warnings
    • Notices of Suspension and Hearing
    • Preparing Witnesses and Evidence
    • Presenting the Evidence


  • Day 2 - Part 1: The Disciplinary Hearing

    • The Role Players

    • Stages of the Hearing

    • What happens if it goes to the CCMA


  • Day 2 - Part 2: Chairing the Hearing


    • The Role of the Chairman

    • Assessing Evidence

    • Reaching a Verdict

    • Assessing Mitigating and Aggravating Circumstances

    • Deciding on a Sanction

    • Guidelines for determining appropriate penalties

    • Administration of Dismissal

    • The Appeal Hearing


  • And Much More!


  • Line Managers and Supervisor
  • HR Managers and Officers
  • Senior Managers with the authority to dismiss employees


  • Ensure that your company follows the right procedures to ensure compliance with legislation and limit comeback
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of an initiator
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a chairperson in a disciplinary hearing
  • Gain a better understanding of how to apply discipline in the workplace in a fair manner