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Permanent employment vs. temporary employment in Switzerland

An employment contract that has been concluded for a certain period of time from the start and ends without notice actually sounds very simple at first. But what are the advantages and disadvantages of so-called fixed-term employment contracts and is a permanent position for an indefinite period not perhaps the better option?

Permanent employment in Switzerland

A permanent position refers to an employment relationship that includes an employment contract for an indefinite period. This is particularly desirable for young professionals and also means a multitude of advantages for the employee, which self-employed or temporary workers do not even benefit from.

On the one hand, permanent employment prevents people from having to “rush” from contract to contract and, above all, guarantees employees statutory maternity protection and statutory protection against dismissal. In addition, employees benefit from collective bargaining agreements or works agreements that make them legally better off. The employer's obligation to provide social security contributions insures permanent employees in unemployment insurance, accident insurance, pension insurance and health insurance. The right to a certain number of paid vacation days in the calendar year is also one of the advantages of a permanent position, as well as the right to continued payment of wages in the event of illness or on public holidays when no work is done.

In contrast to a fixed-term employment relationship, where termination is given after a certain date has been reached, termination can be terminated here if one of the two parties to the employment contract submits the termination. In the case of permanent employment, employees also have the option of further professional training, whereas this access is made more difficult for fixed-term or temporary workers.

Advantages of the time limit in Switzerland

But it is not without reason that temporary work is becoming increasingly important. Above all, it offers variety and flexibility. A fixed-term employment contract has only advantages, especially for employers and companies. The company remains independent, can react at short notice to fluctuations in orders and economic changes and does not have to commit itself to specific people in the long term. Especially when the company hardly knows the employees and works in data-sensitive areas such as banks, it has the opportunity to protect itself by not immediately binding the employees to the company with all rights. The employee can also only be tested in a trial period, which is used to check whether he fits into the company and whether he can meet the performance expectations.

The employee can also benefit from a fixed-term employment contract. He can use this, for example, as an introduction to a new or already learned profession and has the opportunity to gain work experience. Another advantage, flexibility, makes it possible to combine work with other activities and to look around and plan for other employment opportunities and later projects.

The time and duration of the work assignment can also be freely selected. Because of the short period of time, which is legally allowed to be a maximum of two years, there is the opportunity to try things out and see in which direction the future career should go.

These contracts become a problem when young, well-trained workers are not given the prospect of permanent employment and feel interchangeable and not valued at any time. Women are more affected by this, as it is often feared that pregnancy or parental leave could cause them to disappear.

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