IR seminar invite – Conducting Disciplinary Hearings

We are pleased to announce that the RMI will be presenting an online seminar entitled – Conducting Disciplinary Hearings – What the Initiator and Chairperson should know

-When:  Wednesday, 9 November 2022

-Time:  09h30 – 12h30

-Platform:  Microsoft Teams

-Cost:  See registration form below

-Presenter:  Marie Ellis

Some of the topics of discussion will be:

1. INTRODUCTION

  • Discipline and the Disciplinary Code

2. PRELIMINARY POINTS (HOT TOPICS)

  • Important preliminary points the parties could face to argue immediately prior to commencement of the Hearing – for the Chairperson to make a ruling:
    • An application for external representation
    • An employee or external union official claiming that the employee is a shop steward – what you need to know in order to argue this point
    • Parties who might want to opt out of the hearing based on a mutual separation agreement

3. PROCEDURAL FAIRNESS

  • Requirements in terms of the Labour Relations Act
  • Guidelines on the conducting of the disciplinary hearing
  • Notice of the disciplinary hearing and the rights of the employee
    • Charges, representation
  • The composition of the disciplinary hearings – The parties and the chairperson

4. EVIDENCE

  • The Principles of Natural Justice and Rules of Evidence
  • Weighing up of evidence

5. SUBSTANTIVE FAIRNESS

  • Key questions about the transgressions
  • Seriousness of transgression
  • Extenuating, mitigating and aggravating circumstances
  • Precedent
  • Third party reaction
  • Alternatives to dismissal

You are invited to secure your attendance by completing the registration form below. A certificate of attendance will be provided to each delegate.

Please find the banking details and registration form below.

We look forward to seeing you there.