Training on Handling Workplace Discipline, Termination & Exit in Uganda

Houston Executive Consulting developed a unique Training Workshop dedicated to helping managers and supervisors manage discipline and terminate employees fairly and legally.

A contract of employment can be terminated or ended by either the employer or the employee in different ways as follows; By notice; either the employer or the employee can give notice of termination from employment. Learn more of this during our training on Training on Handling Workplace Discipline, Termination & Exit in Uganda

Attend, and you’ll learn the process for building your case for terminating an employee. We take you through the process of how to document it thoroughly and learn strategies that prove you’ve given employees every chance to change their behavior.

You always have to protect yourself with Legally Sound Firing Strategies by taking one day out of your busy schedule for this informative and highly interactive workshop, and you’ll learn how top managers conduct professional and legally sound termination sessions.

As a manager or supervisor, you also have to protect yourself and your company – if you’re ever called into the Industrial court for a wrongful termination suit.

Discover techniques to handle confrontational employees who swear they’ll get revenge or employees who break down emotionally. Learn practical strategies for the best times and places to fire employees.

Who is it for?

This training is recommended for HR practitioners responsible for grievance, discipline, dismissal, and dispute resolution in their workplace.

Whilst it’s not essential that participants have conducted grievance, discipline, dismissal, or disputes, participants must have a basic knowledge of the procedures.

Training Topics

  • Employment Decree of 1975
  • Employment Act (Chapter 219)
  • Termination: New Legal Position
  • Discharge and The Importance of Official Communication
  • Understanding justifiable reasons for carrying out employee termination
  • Employer Responsibilities in the Termination Process in line with the Employment Act 2006 [sec 2, sec 58(1), sec 58(5), sec 43(6), sec 54(5), sec 61(1), sec 39]
  • Understanding the Difference Between Termination of Employment and Dismissal from Employment
  • Identifying the Common Causes of Unfair Termination
  • Notice Periods and the Termination Process

Handling Legally Safe Terminations

  • Where is the best place to terminate an employee?
  • When is the best time to terminate an employee?
  • Understanding Termination During Probation

Understanding Statutory and Contractual procedures of handling the Termination Process

Employee Lay Offs

  • Managing the emotional impact of lay-offs
  • The employee release settlement agreement

Special Section: What to Do if a Terminated Employee Sues You

  • The legal documentation you’ll be expected to provide in the Industrial court
  • Case studies of managers who decided they could ignore the Employment Act 2006 & the labour Legislation of Uganda……Just Know It went bad!
  • If your company is sued – Proven ways to come out a winner in court
  • Conduct expected from you when you’re in the Industrial court

Understanding the concept of Mediation at the Industrial Court

  • Discover how you can get support through Mediation adopted as one of the strategies to help parties come to a solution.
  • Find out more about how a mediator helps those involved in the dispute talk to each other, thereby allowing them to resolve the dispute themselves.
  • Meet some of the Mediators face to face

Why You Should Attend This Training

We take you through a thorough understanding of best practices in grievance, disciplinary, and dismissal processes, and develop strategies for risk management and dispute resolution in the workplace.

Knowing how to apply the law effectively to grievance, discipline, or dismissal situations is essential for all HR Professionals. This Grievance, Discipline, and Dismissals course provides a thorough review of the legal issues to be aware of when resolving disputes in the workplace and will help you manage problem situations effectively and according to best practice.

This training also takes learning to the next level by teaching you how to identify and mitigate risks during grievance, discipline, and dismissals processes, and how to conduct dispute resolution.

Get the best knowledge about wrongful dismissal. In Uganda wrongful dismissal occurs when an employee is dismissed by an employer in breach of the oral or written terms of an employment contract. The dismissal can be an actual or constructive dismissal.

The most common example is a failure to give the employee the correct length of contractual or statutory notice. Cases of wrongful dismissal also occur if an employee is dismissed without adequate compensation in lieu of notice.

To avoid an unfair dismissal claim, learn what the law requires especially where the employer must have a fair reason to dismiss, and to ensure that the decision to dismiss is fair in all the circumstances (this entails following a fair process).

Get Answers to The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Termination of a Contract, Termination of A Contract and Benefits and Wages, Termination of A Contract and Labour Laws in Uganda Including;

  1. On what grounds can a contract of employment be terminated by an employer?
  2. What should an employer do if he or she wants to terminate a contract of employment?
  3. What form of notice should I give as an employer?
  4. Can an employer terminate an employee immediately without allowing them to work during the notice period? Does the law allow this?
  5. Must I, as an employer, pay for transportation after a contract of employment is terminated?
  6. What happens if an employee is terminated but they have outstanding leave they have not taken?
  7. Can an employer terminate a contract of employment without notice?
  8. Is a certificate of service and notice mandatory even when terminated on misconduct?
  9. Can I terminate an employee because I do not like her/him?
  10. What amounts to fair termination of employment?
  11. Am I to follow the procedure for termination even in cases where an employee is caught red-handed committing serious misconduct, for example, stealing?
  12. Can I terminate an employee who is facing a criminal charge before a court of law?
  13. What are the likely consequences of unfair termination for an employer?

Know that an employer can terminate an employment contract by issuing an advance notice of termination or making a payment in lieu of the notice.

Minimum Notice Period, Severance Pay Laws at Work in Uganda. Termination of Employment Contracts and Unfair Dismissal in Uganda. Avoid unlawful termination of employment, the Industrial Court of Uganda by Terminating Employees Fairly and Legally.

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