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Writing Charges for Disciplinary Hearings


You, too, can write effective disciplinary charges that will stand up to the inspection of the CCMA, Bargaining Councils, Courts and arbitrators.
Avoid ...
·losing cases and having "guilty" employees reinstated with full back pay because you did not word the charge correctly;
·getting embarrassed by the employee or a representative when they pull your charges to pieces.
Disciplinary hearings often fail on “technical points”. Case “initiators” do not know how to write charges and present cases. Often, the real disciplinary charges emerge only during the hearing. However, the presiding officer cannot find an employee guilty on other charges than those mentioned in the charge sheet. The presiding officer must then find the employee not guilty on a "technical point".
Initiators often do not know what they must do. After all, nobody trained them to act as some smart "lawyer".
This World Wide Webinar™ will give you proven, successful techniques to write winning charges and to prove your case in a hearing.
Advocate Henk Botha explains the differences between investigations and hearings, the charge elements (which you can use as a checklist), how much details you must give, the difference between intention and negligence, what to call an offence, splitting of charges, and the Top 10 Everyday Disciplinary Offences and how to handle them.

1. Investigations and Hearings

What is an “Investigation”? - What is a “Hearing”? - Documentary and physical evidence - May you ask an employee before a hearing to explain conduct?
2. The Charge
What is a charge? - What are the elements of a charge? - What are charge details? - The charge “Label” - What are the basic rules for proving a charge? - “Splitting of charges”
3. Intention and Negligence
What is intention? - The three types of intention - Negligence - How to prove it
4. The Top 10 Offences
Theft - Unauthorised possession of goods - Theft under false pretences - Falsification or Forgery - Fraud - Assault - Intimidation - Damage to property - Absence without leave - Insubordination

The aim of this webinar is as straight as its title ... to train you to select and write disciplinary charges to ensure fair but firm disciplinary action. The charges must survive the scrutiny of the CCMA and arbitrators so that the company will not waste money and time by losing cases.

: Most Mondays.
Times: We present the webinar twice a day at times that you may select. If you need immediate training, you may watch a recording of the previous Monday's webinar right after you have registered.
Location: Online.
Duration: Approximately1¼ hour.

Train from the convenience of your office or home computer.
We will email you the Login instructions and a workbook for the webinar before the event. Therefore, please include your email address in the registration form.

Registrants who fail to attend are liable for the entire fee.   

Fee: R497

Register Now and select a date and time that suits you.   

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