In Switzerland, depending on the nature of the employment relationship (ie. If the contract is signed with a public entity or with a private employer), a certain legal regime applies. In other words, when trying to fully understand your rights, you must first determine which legal regime applies to your situation in order not to see some of them denied.
Nonetheless, in order to protect a party considered as having a less important bargaining power within the employment relationship (ie. the employee), Swiss law provides for different safeguarding rules aiming at re-balancing everything out, in order for the relationship to be as fruitful as it can be.
Some answers to most of the important and frequently asked questions can be found here. In any case, if you are dealing with one of these issues and need some help to assert your rights; please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.
• Which elements does an employment contract have to contain in order to be qualified as such?
• Is there a statutory minimum wage in Switzerland?
• What duties shall parties respect during the employment relationship?
• How does Swiss law regulate overtime?
• How are taxation and social security contributions managed under Swiss law?
• How much holiday does the employee benefit from?
• How to react in a case of mobbing or sexual harassment?
• What to do against gender discrimination?
• When and how to terminate an employment contract?
• Where to complain in case of any employment related disputes?
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This website aims to provide general information regarding Swiss law and should not be regarded as a legal opinion. For more specific advice, do not hesitate to contact us.