PRESCRIPTION OF LABOUR DISPUTES: THE LAW

Prescription entails the extinction of a claim or a debt through the lapse of a predetermined time period.[i] This is what is referred to as extinctive prescription.[ii] Extinctive prescription is an area of law that has survived the journey from … Read the rest

Prescription entails the extinction of a claim or a debt through the lapse of a predetermined time period.[i] This is what is referred to as extinctive prescription.[ii] Extinctive prescription is an area of law that has survived the journey from Roman law to contemporary Zimbabwean law. The net effect of prescription is that once a certain time period elapses, a claim ceases to exist or in other words, a claim is extinguished. Serious consequences thus flow from extinctive prescription.

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PRESCRIPTION OF LABOUR DISPUTES: CASE LAW

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate the far-reaching consequences that are apparent went a matter has prescribed. A court will not have an opportunity to go into the merits of the matter. In most cases, the prescription is … Read the rest

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate the far-reaching consequences that are apparent went a matter has prescribed. A court will not have an opportunity to go into the merits of the matter. In most cases, the prescription is raised as a preliminary point (in limine) to the extent that an inquiry into the merits will not be warranted.

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