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Session 4: Disputes, Disciplinaries & Dismissals

The principle of fair labour practice is a fundamental right that is guaranteed in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa which is the supreme law of the land.

Whether you are a small business owner, sole proprietor, partnership or large corporation, if you employ staff you should be equipped with the basics conditions of employment. Should a dispute arise, you must also be informed of the right steps to take. Most importantly, you must know what documentation to keep.

Content Discussed:


  • Different types of disputes
  • Freedom of association
  • Organisational rights
  • Collective agreements
  • Mutual interest issues
  • Unfair dismissals
  • Unfair labour practices, and
  • Unfair discrimination
  • If you are an employee in dispute with your employer, or vice versa, over a matter such as:
  • Dismissal
  • Wages and working conditions
  • Workplace changes. or
  • discrimination you may want to ask the CCMA to conciliate or even arbitrate your dispute
  • A union or employers' organisation may also initiate this action. You do not need the other party's consent before taking a matter to the CCMA
  • Speedier dispute resolution process called con-arb


  • Disciplinary measures short of dismissal
  • Verbal warnings for minor transgressions
  • Written warnings for consistent misconduct
  • Final warnings for persistent misconduct
  • Duration of Warnings
  • a verbal warning should remain valid for 3 months
  • a written warning should remain valid for 6 months
  • a final written warning should remain valid for 12 months


  • Fair reasons for dismissal
  • Dismissals for misconduct
  • Fair procedure
  • Disciplinary records
  • Dismissals and industrial action
  • Constructive dismissals
  • Guidelines in cases of dismissal for misconduct
  • Guidelines in cases of dismissal for poor work performance
  • Incapacity: Ill health and injury
  • Guidelines in cases of dismissal arising from ill health or injury

Session 5: CCMA

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