Procedural Fairness
 


 

 

How to win an unfair dismissal case at the CCMA / Bargaining Council

 

 

1 Day interactive online course

 

 

25 August 2022 (09:00 - 16:00) Interactive Online Course

 

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Course content

 

Module 1: Functions and jurisdiction of the CCMA 

  • Functions
  • Jurisdiction

 

Module 2: Bargaining Councils

 

Module 3: The dispute resolution process 

  • Automatically unfair dismissals
  • Misconduct and incapacity dismissals
  • Operational requirements dismissals

 

Module 4: Serving and filing documents 

  • How to contact the Commission and calculate time periods
  • How to serve and file documents
  • How to apply for condonation for documents delivered late

 

Module 5: Conciliation 

  • What is conciliation?
  • How to refer a dispute to the CCMA
  • When the dispute must be referred
  • Service of documents
  • Notice and of conciliation
  • Representation
  • What happens if a party fails to attend or is not represented at conciliation?
  • Functions and obligations of the commissioner at conciliation
  • Conciliation proceedings may not be disclosed
  • How to determine whether a commissioner may conciliate a dispute
  • Extension of conciliation period
  • Methods that commissioners use to break a deadlock
  • The certificate of outcome

 

Module 6: Con-arb 

  • What is a con-arb?
  • What notice must be given of a con-arb hearing?
  • How to object against a con-arb?
  • The procedure which is to be followed when there is an objection
  • The procedure to be followed when there is no objection

 

Module 7: Arbitration 

  • What is the nature of an arbitration and when may an arbitration be conducted?
  • How does a party request the CCMA to arbitrate a dispute?
  • What notice must be given of the arbitration hearing?
  • How to postpone an arbitration

 

Module 8: The pre-arbitration conference 

  • What should be considered at a pre-arbitration conference
  • When should a pre-arbitration conference be held?

 

Module 9: Other procedures 

  • How to join or substitute parties to proceedings
  • How to correct the citation of a party
  • When the Commissioner may consolidate disputes
  • Disclosure of documents
  • What happens if a party fails to attend arbitration proceedings
  • How to have a subpoena issued
  • Expert witnesses
  • Witness fees and travel and subsistence expenses
  • Cost orders in an arbitration

 

Module 10: Preparing for arbitration 

  • Disclosure of documents
  • Gathering of information
  • Determine the onus of proof
  • Consider the evidence: types and admissibility
  • Identify and preparing your witnesses
  • Examine the merits of your case
  • Preparing a bundle of documents

 

Module 11: Arbitration – presenting your case 

  • Representation
  • Settlement agreements
  • Preliminary and interlocutory applications
  • Narrowing the issues in dispute
  • Opening statements
  • Evidence-in-chief/examination-in-chief
  • Cross-examination
  • Re-examination
  • How to deal with the hostile witness
  • Closing arguments

 

Module 12: Rescissions and variations 

  • How to apply for a rescission of the award or ruling

 

Module 13: Enforcement of settlement agreements and arbitration awards

 

Purpose of the course: 

The purpose of the course is to provide training of a practical nature for party representatives in arbitration. The training will focus on conciliation, con/arb and arbitration, with emphasis on the Rules for the conduct of proceedings before the CCMA.

 

Upon completion of the course delegates will be able to: 

  • identify the issue in dispute
  • present their cases at the CCMA or Bargaining Council
  • lead evidence
  • compile a bundle of documents and introduce the documents into evidence
  • cross examine and re-examine witnesses.

 

The course will be useful for: 

  • HR practitioners
  • Labour consultants
  • Officials and members of employers’ organisations
  • Union officials and representatives
  • Labour lawyers

 

Price:  

  • Price per delegate: Interactive Online Course R 2440-00 
  • Price includes course material and certificates.

 

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