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Switzerland - Substantive requirements for dismissals

Substantive requirements for dismissals (justified and prohibited grounds) - Switzerland - 2019    

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Obligation to provide reasons to the employee: Yes

Valid grounds (justified dismissal): none

Prohibited grounds: marital status; pregnancy; maternity leave; family responsibilities; filing a complaint against the employer; temporary work injury or illness; race; colour; sex; sexual orientation; political opinion; social origin; nationality/national origin; age; trade union membership and activities; disability; performing military or civil service; exercise of a right; state of health; conviction or failure to disclose a conviction

Workers enjoying special protection: workers' representatives; pregnant women and/or women on maternity leave; workers with a long period of service