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disciplinary enquiry

Apologise and save your job

Apologise and save your job

It happens often that employers are faced with an employee at a disciplinary enquiry who vehemently denies the allegations against him/her or persistently denies any wrongdoing, even though the...

Guidelines to suspend an employee for misconduct

Guidelines to suspend an employee for misconduct

If an employee commits misconduct and the employer suspends him before the disciplinary enquiry, a fair procedure must be followed. If not, the employer can be taken to the CCMA for an unfair labour...

Employee theft in the workplace

Employee theft in the workplace

If an employee is stealing, the employer has two options regarding the theft. It is advisable to formulate the allegation as 'being in possession of company property without authorisation' as it is...

What constitutes misconduct?

What constitutes misconduct?

There is no complete or definitive list of types of misconduct that employees can commit at the workplace. Types of misconduct may also differ from company to company as what may be considered as...

Misconduct and Criminal Offence

Misconduct and Criminal Offence

How does an employer deal with misconduct that also happens to be a criminal offence? Employee misconduct can be a complex issue, especially if the act of misconduct is also a crime. It is unique...

Requirements for a disciplinary hearing

Requirements for a disciplinary hearing

If an employee commits misconduct, the employer cannot just dismiss him. The employer needs to first hold a disciplinary hearing/enquiry. A fair disciplinary hearing gives the employee an...

Legal Representation at Disciplinary Enquiries

Legal Representation at Disciplinary Enquiries

Legal representation at in-house/internal employer disciplinary enquiries has been much debated due to the uncertainty as to whether an accused employee has the right to legal representation or not...

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