Uncertain times – Terminations, Mass Dismissal, Social Plan, Mutual Termination Agreements: Swiss Employment Law and Standards
Martin L. Mueller, partner and head of the Employment team at Pestalozzi, will discuss whether given the current landscape, employers analyze even more carefully if they allocate resources correctly. Some employer will have to take corrective action and transfer positions to other sites of the Group in Switzerland or abroad or even let people go.
Swiss law is quite employer-friendly in such restructurings, especially compared to the regulations in other European countries. The law therefore only provides relatively rudimentary requirements. For example, the law does not provide for severance pay. However, employees usually have much more far-reaching expectations as to what the employer must provide in such a situation. Employees often argue that other companies offer much better benefits, e.g. by extending the notice period by one year with full time garden leave, followed by 18 months' severance pay... And that the employer should replicate this standard.
The event is hosted by Pestalozzi for Association of Corporate Counsel Europe (ACC Europe). ACC is a global legal association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel through information, education, networking, and advocacy while demonstrating innovation and leadership for the benefit of the profession. The presentations and discussions will be in English.
Martin L. Mueller
Partner and Head of Employment, Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law
When: Thursday, 25 May 2023
17:15 - 17:30 Registrations (Salon II)
17:30 - 18:30 Presentation, incl. Q&A session (Le Petit Palais)
18:30 - 21:00 Apéro riche
Where: Hotel Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, 8001 Zürich (Google Maps)