The business has a written disciplinary code and procedure

What does this mean?

  • The business needs to have a written disciplinary code and procedure.
  • As will all policies and procedures, as mentioned above, these need to be properly explained to employees and preferably be in their own home language.

What do I do?

  • An example of a disciplinary code and procedure can be found in the Resource Centre.
  • This example should not be used as is, but rather amended to truly reflect your business.
  • It is important to refer to the Acts mentioned below for a clear understanding on what should be included in such a code and the associated disciplinary procedures.
  • These Acts are also a good source of information in terms of how you are allowed to discipline employees.

Labour Relations Act, No. 66 of 1995
Labour Relations Amendment Act, 2002