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Termination working contract

If the relationship between the employer and the employee is not regulated by a fixed-term contract, either party may terminate the contract at any time. In any case, when terminating a contract, a certain period of notice must be given.

Notice letter Content

If not otherwise specified in the employment contract, the contract can be terminated orally. For evidentiary purposes, however, you should send a notice letter by registered mail. If you deliver the letter personally, ask for an acknowledgement of receipt on a copy of the letter for confirmation.

Termination is only effective once the letter of termination has been received by the employer. The letter must reach your employer on the last workday of the month at the latest.

The written notice must:

  • Contain correct information about the employee and the employer (name, address). Make sure the written notice reaches your employer’s personnel department or your line manager.
  • Specify the employment contract that you are terminating (Employment contract of …)
  • Indicate the termination date (usually for the end of the month - check the period of notice).
  • Be signed and dated.

You are not required to state why you are choosing to leave.

Periods of notice

Make sure that the period of notice agreed in the employment contract was observed. If there is no written employment contract and no collective employment agreement, the period of notice is regulated by the Code of Obligations (CO). It comprises:

  • 7 calendar days during the trial period (as of the end of any day)
  • 1 month during the first year of service (as of the end of a given month)
  • 2 months from the 2nd to the 9th year of service (as of the end of a given month)
  • 3 months from the 10th year of service (as of the end of a given month)
  • Fixed term employment contracts end on a fixed date. It is not possible to terminate a fixed-term employment contract before the stated date, unless the contract provides for an early termination or good cause exists.

Employers must guarantee employees protection from termination for the duration of military, civilian or civil defence service, and in the event of illness, accident or pregnancy. Employees can still give notice during this time.

Any legal advice going beyond this scope (response to follow-up questions, review of documents, etc.) or the carrying out of legal mandates must be agreed separately and will be billed at a predetermined rate.

Clicking the following online form you can describe your legal problem and request a response per e-mail.

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Termination working contract

If the relationship between the employer and the employee is not regulated by a fixed-term contract, either party may terminate the contract at any time. In any case, when terminating a contract, a certain period of notice must be given.

Notice letter Content

If not otherwise specified in the employment contract, the contract can be terminated orally. For evidentiary purposes, however, you should send a notice letter by registered mail. If you deliver the letter personally, ask for an acknowledgement of receipt on a copy of the letter for confirmation.

Termination is only effective once the letter of termination has been received by the employer. The letter must reach your employer on the last workday of the month at the latest.

The written notice must:

  • Contain correct information about the employee and the employer (name, address). Make sure the written notice reaches your employer’s personnel department or your line manager.
  • Specify the employment contract that you are terminating (Employment contract of …)
  • Indicate the termination date (usually for the end of the month - check the period of notice).
  • Be signed and dated.

You are not required to state why you are choosing to leave.

Periods of notice

Make sure that the period of notice agreed in the employment contract was observed. If there is no written employment contract and no collective employment agreement, the period of notice is regulated by the Code of Obligations (CO). It comprises:

  • 7 calendar days during the trial period (as of the end of any day)
  • 1 month during the first year of service (as of the end of a given month)
  • 2 months from the 2nd to the 9th year of service (as of the end of a given month)
  • 3 months from the 10th year of service (as of the end of a given month)
  • Fixed term employment contracts end on a fixed date. It is not possible to terminate a fixed-term employment contract before the stated date, unless the contract provides for an early termination or good cause exists.

Employers must guarantee employees protection from termination for the duration of military, civilian or civil defence service, and in the event of illness, accident or pregnancy. Employees can still give notice during this time.

Any legal advice going beyond this scope (response to follow-up questions, review of documents, etc.) or the carrying out of legal mandates must be agreed separately and will be billed at a predetermined rate.

Clicking the following online form you can describe your legal problem and request a response per e-mail.

To the request form of AG Law Office

In cooperation with rechtsanwalt24.ch we offer you as well, legal advice by phone.

About Us

Our law firm was established in 2008. We advise individual clients as well a small and midsize companies in all matters of national and international private and business law and represent their interests before Swiss courts and authorities as well as in arbitration proceedings.

With our office in the Canton of St. Gall (located in the Swiss - German - Austrian district) it is our objective to become one of the leading legal advisory firms for Swiss-Greek business affairs.

Anwaltspraxis A. Gantenbein is registered in the Bar Register of the Canton of St. Gall, Switzerland.


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