Basics of the Law of Unfair Dismissal

What does this course achieve?

To have a basic understanding of how to handle employee discipline and in particular to understand the law of fair dismissal for misconduct, incapacity and operational requirements. The course can be conducted over a few hours or one day, to meet clients' needs.

Course outline

  1. The law of unfair dismissal
    1. Terminations Descriptions
      1. Misconduct
      2. Procedural requirements
      3. Substantive requirements
    2. Incapacity
      1. Poor Performance
      2. Ill Health
      3. Procedural Requirements
      4. Substantive Requirements
    3. Operational Requirements
  2. Procedure for a disciplinary enquiry
    1. A suggested comprehensive procedure
  3. Preparing to present in a disciplinary enquiry
    1. Main stages in preparing for a disciplinary enquiry
    2. Checklist for preparing for a disciplinary enquiry
  4. The Company code of conduct

This course is accredited by the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP) and is aligned to unit standard 13952 Demonstrate a Basic Understanding of the Primary Labour Legislation that Impacts on a Business Unit (NQF occupational qualification level 4, 10 credits).

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