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Swiss employment law training

Who should attend

This course is relevant to international HR managers and directors with responsibility for employees in Switzerland. It will also be useful to managers and directors who anticipate entering the Swiss market and who need to be aware of their responsibilities to their people.


Switzerland is chosen by many multinational companies as a base for their European or global cross-border business activities, largely because of its advantageous investment climate. Swiss employment law is known as being more liberal than other adjacent jurisdictions. While the fundamental principle of contractual freedom is predominant, it is still important to understand the statutory minimal standard and the social protection mechanisms provided by Swiss law.

Led by a Swiss-qualified attorney, this course will give you an understanding of the implications of employing people in this European jurisdiction.



  • sources of employment law
  • cultural differences in inter-personal relation and contract drafting
  • Swiss corporate structure and its impact
  • key players: works councils and employers associations

Getting started

  • recruitment issues: interviews, probation and references
  • key terms in contracts of employment
  • typical benefits

Day-to-day employee management

  • equal treatment and discrimination
  • managing under-performance
  • discipline and grievance

Termination of employment

  • general principles relevant to dismissals
  • special dismissal protection
  • claims and the Employment Court
  • termination by agreement

Download the full Swiss employment law training course programme.

Swiss employment law training

Cost: £499

All prices are exclusive of VAT

Group discount:

10% discount for delegate 2 and subsequent delegates.

Online payment discount: 10%

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09:30 - 16:30 (Local time)
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