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    Under normal circumstances disciplinary action will be applied progressively. This implies that repeated similar or related offences may result in more serious disciplinary action. However, it is important to note that depending on the nature and seriousness of the transgression, it is possible that a first transgression can result in serious disciplinary action.

     

     

    Validity duration of warnings

    The following may serve as guidelines:

    • A verbal warning will usually be valid for three months.
    • Written warnings will usually be valid for a period of six months.
    • At the expiry of warnings, the warning must be removed from the employee's personnel records

     
     

    Employee rights towards disciplinary procedure.

    Amongst others employee's has the right to:

    • Be informed about an investigation if he/she is the subject thereof and that the results may be issued in the disciplinary enquiry.
    • Access to documents produced in evidence;
    • A fair hearing;
    • Be represented;
    • Be heard, in terms to lead evidence etc.;
    • Call witnesses;
    • Cross- examine witnesses;
    • An interpreter, if necessary;
    • Written reasons for decisions;
    • Plead in mitigation;
    • Appeal in terms of the internal remedies.

     
     

    Employer rights towards disciplinary procedure.

    Amongst others the employer has the right to:

    • Discipline employees.
    • Suspend employees.
    • Appoint a Chairperson and Initiator.
    • Lead evidence.
    • Call witnesses.
    • Cross-examine witnesses.
    • Argue aggravating circumstances.
    • Consider and impose an appropriate sanction.
    • Access to document produced in evidence.

    Courses and Workshops

    Employment Equity Committee Training

    29 September 2016

    Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

    Workshop Chairing Disciplinary Hearings

    13 & 14 October 2016

    Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

    Workshop Policies and Procedures

    20 October 2016

    Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

    Managing Day to Day Issues/ Problem Employees Full day workshop

    21 October 2016

    Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

    Health and Safety Representative Course

    21 October 2016

    Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

    11 November 2016

    Ratanga Junction: Century City: Cape Town

    Basic Labour Relations

    26 October 2016

    Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

    The OHS Act and the Responsibilities of Management

    27 October 2016

    Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

    How to prepare for your unfair dismissal dispute/case at the CCMA/Bargaining Council

    27 & 28 October 2016

    Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

    Occupational injuries and diseases in the workplace

    10 November 2016

    Ratanga Junction: Century City: Cape Town

    Shop Steward Training

    (Only in house training)