30 May, 2023 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Dismissing a sick employee under Swiss law

30 May, 2023 by Marianne Favre Moreillon
When an employee is ill, he or she cannot in principle be dismissed until a certain period has elapsed. Here's a look at the subtleties of protection against leave at an inopportune juncture.

The period of leave protection varies according to the employee's length of service with the company. How long does this period last? What are the consequences if the employee falls ill during the leave period?

This article covers the following topics:

  • protection against dismissal
  • dismissal at an inopportune juncture
  • illness during the leave period
  • dismissal during probationary period
  • incapacity straddling two years of service
  • short-term illness
  • immediate dismissal during illness

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