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Labour Laws in Zimbabwe for Employees

Home Services Labour Laws in Zimbabwe for Employees

Unfair Dismissal

A dismissal is unfair if it is done in a manner that is allowed by the law, for a reason other than one permitted at law, without giving adequate or due notice and may potentially lead to a claim based on grounds of for unfair or wrongful dismissal against the business. Our courts typically frown on unfair and arbitrary dismissals and often award substantial damages in appropriate cases. To find whether or not your dismissal is contrary or in accordance with your rights get in touch with one of our experienced team of labour lawyers. Our team offers advisory and representation services to dismissed employees or those facing the imminent threat of dismissal.

Disputes and Contract Negotiation

If you have a dispute in relation to your existing contract of employment our experienced team of labour lawyers can assist you in resolving that dispute or taking the matter further. In circumstances where you have been offered a contract of employment we can carry out a review of the contract on offer so as to enable you to better understand what you are signing up to. Our team can also help you negotiate terms that best represent your interests and are fair to you as well as ensure that your contract meets sufficient legal requirements.

Disciplinary Hearings

We understand that where one is subject to disciplinary hearing this can be a very stressful time. Although the procedure differs from employer to employer such hearings often result in either a warning or even dismissal. We have experience Labour lawyers who can help you prepare for disciplinary hearings and give you guidance on what to expect and how best your case can be presented. We are committed in taking some of the stress out of the situation for you.

Discrimination

Employers are not at law allowed to discriminate against employees on the basis of sex (for instance, an employer must not offer a male candidate greater benefits than a female equivalent for the same position); pregnancy or on maternity leave (for instance, an employer must not delay the promotion of a female employee due to the fact that she is on maternity leave, she is also entitled to paid maternity leave), marriage; race; ethnic or national origin; colour or nationality; disability (for instance, an employer must not dismiss a disabled employee for the simple reason that the employee is taking substantial periods of sick leave due to a disability).religion or belief; age; victimization ( employers are not allowed, for instance, to subject an employee who brought or could have brought a discrimination claim to less favourable or unfair treatment). Discrimination takes place in various forms and this is a complex area of the law with significant consequences for employers who contravene this area of law. Our dedicated team is here to assist you if you find yourself in a situation where you have been discriminated against.

Raising a grievance

Complaints or concerns raised by employees at a workplace are known as grievances. These concerns might relate to issues with their work, conditions at work and organisations should have formal procedures in place to handle such grievances. Issues that may cause grievances include:
  • Harassment and bullying
  • Structural organisational changes
  • Conditions and terms of employment
  • Safety and health
  • discrimination
  • work relationships

At Lawman Law Chambers we can assist you if you wish to raise a grievance. Alternatively, we care able to help you if you have already raised a grievance and need further guidance.