Labour Law Series

Initiating Disciplinary Hearings

Session 1 - 24 June @ 09h00 - 10h30

This webinar is aimed at providing you, as the initiator with all that you need to know to prepare for a disciplinary hearing.

Angus will  answer questions like:

  • Why is discipline important?
  • Improving discipline in the workplace?
  • Why is it important to have rules and regulations?
  • Investigating a disciplinary incident?
  • How to draft charges?
  • Preparing for a disciplinary hearing?
  • What does it mean to have a ‘fair’ disciplinary hearing?

Chairing Disciplinary Hearings

Session 2 - 27 June @ 09h00 - 10h30

Angus will outline what is expected from a Chairperson and what the critical responsibilities are including:

  • What are the employee’s rights?
  • Do I have to have a formal enquiry?
  • How do I handle an employee who refuses to attend the enquiry?
  • Do we allow legal representation?
  • What is hearsay evidence?
  • Can I admit evidence obtained illicitly?
  • What are mitigating and aggravating factors?
  • What sanctions can I apply?

Rules of Evidence

Session 3 - 28 June @ 14h30 - 16h00

What are the basic rules of evidence? How are they applied internally during a disciplinary hearing and again at the CCMA? Angus will answer to the following questions:

  • What is evidence?
  • What evidence is admissible in a disciplinary hearing or arbitration?
  • What types of evidence carry weight?
  • What are cautionary rules?
  • What is hearsay evidence?

Preparing for the CCMA

Session 4 - 29 June @ 09h00 - 10h30

How do you ensure that you are well prepared to represent your organisations case at the CCMA? 

  • Angus will discuss the CCMA Rules and discuss the nature of the Conciliation and Arbitration processes. 
  • He will share the guidelines that Commissioners use to establish what constitutes Misconduct Dismissals. 
  • He will present you practical tips and skills for preparing and arguing matters at the CCMA. 


We love doing webinars with Angus. He has a wealth of knowledge that he generously shares this with attendees. This coupled with his dry sense of humour make Angus’ webinars both highly valuable, informative and entertaining. Angus is an admitted attorney with over 20 years’ experience, 13 of which have been in his own law firm. Angus’s experience includes being appointed as an Acting Judge in the Labour Court in 2017. He has lectured part-time for the faculties of Law and Science at Pearson Institute and the faculty of Law for the University of the Free State and is a SETA accredited facilitator and trainer.


The Labour Law Series

4 Part Series

Cost:   R1750 per Person

PLEASE NOTE: Once we have received your registration, we will be in contact with you to arrange payment and provide you with the necessary info in order to attend Angus’ webinar. We look forward to seeing you there.

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