Right to Fair Hearing in Employment Disciplinary Proceedings Related to Misconduct in Tanzania

Kelvin M Mwita(1email), Matilda Lameck(2)


(1) School of Public Administration and Management Mzumbe University, Morogoro, Tanzania, United Republic of
(2) Faculty of Law, The Open University of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
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Abstract


Introduction: The right to fair hearing is one of the principles of natural justice that is constitutionally provided for in Tanzania. Number of principal and subsidiary legislations have been enacted to promote the right to fair hearing in employment proceedings. Despite the legal protection, disciplinary proceedings related to misconduct have been persistently decided without affording the accused the right to a fair hearing.

Purposes of the Research: The study aimed at examining the gap that exists between the law protecting the right to fair hearing and the actual practice in organisations.

Methods of the Research: The study made use of library and field research. Data was collected by using documentary review to collect data from legal documents and published material. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect data from 14 respondents obtained from one of local government authorities in Tanzania.

Results of the Research: The study found that existing law have established standards that are capable of promoting the right to fair hearing in disciplinary proceedings. Further, the study observed that there is a gap between law and practice when it comes to promoting the right to fair hearing in disciplinary proceedings related to misconduct. The gap has to do with failure to adequately comply with procedural fairness during hearing. As per the reviewed literature this is the first study to examine the gap between law and practice relating the right to fair hearing with focus on disciplinary proceedings related to misconduct.

Keywords


Right To Fair Hearing; Employment Misconduct; Audi Alteram Partem.

How To Cite


APA: Mwita, K.M., & Lameck, M. (2023). Right to Fair Hearing in Employment Disciplinary Proceedings Related to Misconduct in Tanzania. Batulis Civil Law Review, 4(2), 143-157. DOI: https://doi.org/10.47268/ballrev.v4i2.1667.
IEEE: K.M. Mwita, and M. Lameck, "Right to Fair Hearing in Employment Disciplinary Proceedings Related to Misconduct in Tanzania", Batulis Civ. Law Rev., vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 143-157, Dec. 2023. Accessed on: Apr. 20, 2024. [Online]. Available DOI: https://doi.org/10.47268/ballrev.v4i2.1667
Harvard: Mwita, K.M., and Lameck, M., (2023). "Right to Fair Hearing in Employment Disciplinary Proceedings Related to Misconduct in Tanzania". Batulis Civil Law Review, Volume 4(2), pp. 143-157. [Online]. Available DOI: https://doi.org/10.47268/ballrev.v4i2.1667 (Accessed on: 20 April 2024)
Chicago: Mwita, Kelvin M, and Matilda Lameck. "Right to Fair Hearing in Employment Disciplinary Proceedings Related to Misconduct in Tanzania." Batulis Civil Law Review 4, no. 2 (November 14, 2023): 143-157. Accessed April 20, 2024. doi:10.47268/ballrev.v4i2.1667
Vancouver: Mwita KM, Lameck M. Right to Fair Hearing in Employment Disciplinary Proceedings Related to Misconduct in Tanzania. Batulis Civ. Law Rev. [Internet]. 2023 Dec 2 [cited 2024 Apr 20];4(2):143-157. Available from: https://doi.org/10.47268/ballrev.v4i2.1667
MLA 8th: Mwita, Kelvin M, and Matilda Lameck. "Right to Fair Hearing in Employment Disciplinary Proceedings Related to Misconduct in Tanzania." Batulis Civil Law Review, vol. 4, no. 2, 14 Nov. 2023, pp. 143-157, doi:10.47268/ballrev.v4i2.1667. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.
BibTeX:
@article{BALLREV1667,
		author = {Kelvin Mwita and Matilda Lameck},
		title = {Right to Fair Hearing in Employment Disciplinary Proceedings Related to Misconduct in Tanzania},
		journal = {Batulis Civil Law Review},
		volume = {4},
		number = {2},
		year = {2023},
		keywords = {Right To Fair Hearing; Employment Misconduct; Audi Alteram Partem.},
		abstract = {Introduction: The right to fair hearing is one of the principles of natural justice that is constitutionally provided for in Tanzania. Number of principal and subsidiary legislations have been enacted to promote the right to fair hearing in employment proceedings. Despite the legal protection, disciplinary proceedings related to misconduct have been persistently decided without affording the accused the right to a fair hearing.Purposes of the Research: The study aimed at examining the gap that exists between the law protecting the right to fair hearing and the actual practice in organisations.Methods of the Research: The study made use of library and field research. Data was collected by using documentary review to collect data from legal documents and published material. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect data from 14 respondents obtained from one of local government authorities in Tanzania.Results of the Research: The study found that existing law have established standards that are capable of promoting the right to fair hearing in disciplinary proceedings. Further, the study observed that there is a gap between law and practice when it comes to promoting the right to fair hearing in disciplinary proceedings related to misconduct. The gap has to do with failure to adequately comply with procedural fairness during hearing. As per the reviewed literature this is the first study to examine the gap between law and practice relating the right to fair hearing with focus on disciplinary proceedings related to misconduct.},
				issn = {2746-8151},		pages = {143--157}			doi = {10.47268/ballrev.v4i2.1667},
				url = {https://fhukum.unpatti.ac.id/jurnal/ballrev/article/view/1667}
		}
		
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