Previously employers had to undergo lengthy retrenchment processes and pay severance packages.
Opposition party Movement for Democratic Change, led by Morgan Tsvangirai, on Tuesday slammed the Supreme Court ruling, saying it would “wreack unimaginable havoc on society”. official said.
The ZCTU’s Moyo said: “What it [the court ruling]means to everyone is: employers have decided now to abandon the retrenchment processes… They now prefer to terminate employment on notices because there are no hassles.”
He said that workers would now either push government to reverse the Supreme Court decision or file an appeal in the Constitutional Court.
Analysts say that Zimbabwe’s tough labour laws protecting workers had in the past proved a disincentive for investment.
Some Zimbabweans have welcomed Friday’s Supreme Court ruling. Prominent Harare lawyer Tawanda Zhuwarara said in a tweet: “The Supreme Court judgement on termination on notice may just be the best thing that ever happened to Zim’s economy!”