SC 31-18 ZIMBABWE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY v STUART CHAPMAN

ZIMBABWE     AGRICULTURAL     SOCIETY

v

STUART     CHAPMAN

 

 

 

SUPREME COURT OF ZIMBABWE

GARWE JA, HLATSHWAYO JA & MAVANGIRA JA

HARARE, 24 FEBRUARY 2017 & JUNE 7, 2018

 

                                                              

 

E.T. Moyo, for the appellant

I. Chiwara, for the respondent

 

 

GARWE JA

[1]        This is an appeal against the decision of the Labour Court dismissing with costs an appeal noted against an arbitral award ordering the appellant to pay to the respondent wages and benefits for the period 1 April 2014 to 31 August 2014.

 

BACKGROUND

[2]        The respondent was engaged by the appellant as operations manager in 2012.  Such employment was on fixed term contracts that were continuously rolled over.  The last such contract, due to expire on 31 March 2014, forms the basis of the dispute between the parties in this matter.  The contract of employment provided, in relevant part, as follows:

“TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT

Notice to terminate your employment other than the expiry of the contract shall be 1 (one) calendar month served in writing by either party, effective from the 

2018

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