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Follow these three steps to arrange a pre-dismissal arbitration

by , 03 October 2014
If you think just because you and your employee have decided to use pre-dismissal arbitration, you can just waltz into the CCMA's offices unannounced and settle the dispute, you're wrong.

You first have to arrange a pre-dismissal arbitration so the CCMA can advise you of the date and venue.

But how do you do this?

Keep reading to discover the three steps you must follow to arrange a pre-dismissal arbitration.

Take these three steps arrange a pre-dismissal arbitration

Experts behind the report, CCMA for Managers outline the procedure you must follow to arrange a pre-dismissal arbitration:
Step 1: Complete LRA Form 7.19
You can get the form on the CCMA website.
Ensure your employee signs the form to indicate he agrees to pre-dismissal arbitration.
If he earns more than the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) threshold, you can show he has consented by attaching a copy of his contract of employment that includes a clause in which he consents.

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Step 2: Pay the prescribed fee
You can make your payment by making out a cheque or via electronic transfer into the CCMA's bank account.
You can contact the CCMA for its bank details as well as the prescribed fee.

Step 3: Deliver the completed Form 7.19 to the CCMA with proof of payment of the fee
Don't forget to keep a copy for yourself and make sure the CCMA acknowledges receipt by stamping and signing your copy.
The CCMA will then advise you of the date and venue (at the CCMA or your premises) of the pre-dismissal arbitration within 21 days of receiving your form and payment.
You're entitled to at least 14 days' notice, but you and your employee can agree to shorter notice if you're prepared and anxious to have the issue finalised as soon as possible.

It's that simple to arrange a pre-dismissal arbitration. All you have to do is follow the three steps above.

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