According to the Code of Good Practice, the courts have endorsed the concept of corrective or progressive discipline. Efforts should be made to correct an employee’s behaviour through a system of graduated disciplinary measures such as issuing of related warnings.

The normal rule relating to the use of past warnings is that the offence for which the employee is dismissed should be similar to the offences for which the employee received the previous warnings.

After an employee is issued with a final written warning for a similar or related offence, and commits a further offence in this regard, an employee may be dismissed subsequent to a disciplinary hearing.

For further information you can contact Bernard Reisner:
W. Tel: 021 423 3959
Fax: 021 423 2105
Cell: 082 433 3959