24 May, 2023 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Late arrivals, beware of immediate dismissal under Swiss law!

24 May, 2023 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Oversleeping, train traffic disruption or traffic jams on the highway.... These are all events that lead to a delay at work. When late arrivals are repeated or systematic, the company's organization is often disrupted.

Regular late arrivals of an employee are likely to disrupt the smooth running of the company. The employer may, depending on the circumstances, dismiss the employee with immediate effect, after a warning.

This article develops the following topics:

  • late arrivals
  • the employee's right to salary in case of late arrival
  • regular late arrivals and grounds for immediate termination
  • the need for a prior warning and the content of the warning
  • practical cases taken from Federal Court rulings

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