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The Demise of the Remedy of Reinstatement in Employment Contracts: A Note on Recent Developments

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dc.creator Madhuku, Lovemore
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-24T14:15:08Z
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-08T10:55:58Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-24T14:15:08Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-08T10:55:58Z
dc.date.created 2015-08-24T14:15:08Z
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier Madhuku, L. (1996) The Demise of the Remedy of Reinstatement in Employment Contracts. Zimbabwe Law Review (ZLRev), vol. 13, (pp. 40-45). UZ, Mt. Pleasant, Harare; Faculty of Law (UZ).
dc.identifier http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/6806
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10646/2400
dc.description.abstract Under the influence of the English Common Law, the old approach by South African courts to reinstatement as a remedy in cases of unlawful dismissal was uncompromising: Reinstatement was taken as an order for specific performance, which was said to be unavailable in employment contracts.1 The employee was only entitled to an order for damages notwithstanding the unlawfulness of his dismissal. The admitted exception to this rule was with public service employees, whose position was said to be governed by statute, and any dismissal contrary to the statute, was always treated as a nullity.2 English authorities which backed this approach are numerous.3 In essence, this approach by the courts meant that employment contracts were in a class of their own, since specific performance was, in principle, available as a remedy in other cases of breach of contract.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Faculty of Law, University of Zimbabwe (UZ)
dc.rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.rights University of Zimbabwe (UZ)
dc.subject Rights
dc.subject Work and Labour
dc.title The Demise of the Remedy of Reinstatement in Employment Contracts: A Note on Recent Developments
dc.type Article


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