Civil Service Law and Education Law
Although the civil service law is similar to the labour law, it is a separate jurisdiction. The civil service law has its own way of litigating and advising. Thus civil servant cases are first and foremost dealt with by a complaints commission before they go to court, sector administrative law. The magistrate/lower court judge does not pronounce sentence in civil servant cases. In many cases the “kantonrechtersformule” (= the formula the Lower Court Judge uses to establish the amount of severance compensation in case of a termination of an employment agreement) does not apply and a supplementary agreements are made.
The legal status of employees in the various educational institutions is determined by special regulations. For example, a supplementary agreement may be applicable to the employee.
Our law firm advises and litigates in the field of the civil service and education laws. For further information, please contact LLM Yildiz Bérénos and / or LLM Danielle Prins.