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In the run-up to CCMA conciliation, make sure you conduct an internal preparation meeting

by , 09 September 2014
Experts behind the Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service say the point of CCMA conciliation is for you and your ex-employee to try to reach a mutually acceptable settlement.

Now there are five essential steps you can't afford to ignore in the run-up to CCMA conciliation.

One of these steps is it to conduct the internal preparation meeting.

Read on to find out more about this meeting so you can prepare well for CCMA conciliation.


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Here's what you need to know about conducting the internal preparation meeting in the run-up to CCMA conciliation

The aim of this meeting is to ensure:
 
  1. The original complaint was justified, and called for investigation and disciplinary action;
 
  1. The investigation procedure was fairly and thoroughly carried out and there was no bias in favour of either party;
 
  1. The disciplinary hearing was conducted with fair and correct procedures; and
 
  1. The Chairperson arrived at his finding in an unbiased manner and strictly on the balance of probabilities.
 
During this meeting, you must ensure a competent person takes minutes.

When it comes to CCMA conciliation, always remember this…

There is no greater asset in the process of dispute resolution than proper and complete preparation. Never compromise on preparation, you'll have to prepare for arbitration anyway and there's no better place to start than at the beginning.

So make sure you conduct an internal preparation meeting in the run-up to CCMA conciliation now that you know all about it.

PS: Earlier, we mentioned that conducting an internal preparation meeting is one of the five steps you must take in the run-up to CCMA conciliation. You'll find the rest of the steps in the Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service.
 

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