Zimbabwe: Protecting HIV-positive Employees from Unlawful Dismissal

Salc : Staff Writer

SALC is working with the Women and Law in Southern Africa’s Zimbabwe chapter to challenge the dismissal of a nurse from her employment due to her HIV status. The applicant argues that her dismissal violates her rights to privacy, dignity, and freedom from inhuman and degrading treatment. Preliminary issues were argued before the Constitutional Court on 11 February 2015. The Court reserved judgment on whether the matter should first be heard in the Labour Court before proceeding on the merits.