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disciplinary hearing

Double Jeopardy

Double Jeopardy

Double jeopardy occurs when an employee is disciplined twice for the same offence.

Hearsay evidence can render dismissals unfair

Hearsay evidence can render dismissals unfair

At a disciplinary hearing, the presiding officer (chairperson) should reject evidence that is legally inadmissible. One type of evidence that may be ruled inadmissible is when it is hearsay. What is...

Formulating allegations against a group of employees

Formulating allegations against a group of employees

Describing allegations against one employee during a disciplinary hearing, is the first and most important step when disciplining him/her. However, what if the employer is dealing with a group of...

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...

Witnesses at Disciplinary Hearings

Witnesses at Disciplinary Hearings

The focus of this article is about witnesses at internal disciplinary hearings conducted by employers and not witnesses at CCMA or Bargaining Council hearings. At internal disciplinary hearings the...

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