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Termination of an indefinite individual employment contract

An overview of frequently asked questions in practice

Swiss labor law is in many cases more flexible and liberal than the labor law regulations in other European countries. Liechtenstein has adopted the Swiss regulations on employment contract law (Art. 319 et seq. Swiss Code of Obligations (CO)) practically one-to-one (§ 1173a Art. 1 et seq. Liechtenstein Civil Code (ABGB)).

The liberal character of Swiss and Liechtenstein labor law is reflected in particular in the regulations governing the termination of an employment relationship. In practice, however, there are often uncertainties in connection with dismissals. The following summary provides a brief overview of some of the frequently asked questions.