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Old 15.06.2020, 14:25
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Re: Regulations on the renewal of temporary contracts

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Saldo, a consumer magazine, wrote this (translated):

"8. May several fixed-term employment contracts be linked together?

Only if there is an objective reason for doing so - for example, in the case of seasonal jobs or professional athletes. Otherwise, such chain employment contracts are inadmissible if they are intended to frustrate the employee's legal rights - such as protection against dismissal or continued payment of wages in the event of illness. "

Weka wrote this (translated):

"Ban on chain contracts

By agreement, the continuation (of a fixed contract) can be limited again. In principle, one or two such extensions do not pose any problems. If, however, several successive time limits are agreed upon in order to circumvent those legal provisions which follow on from the duration of the employment relationship, this is an abuse of the law. So-called chain contracts then exist, which are regarded in case law and practice as an employment relationship of indefinite duration. "

For more information, consider searching on "befristeter arbeitsvertrag verlängerung schweiz". (Be careful when searching to avoid German law articles that do not apply in Switzerland.)
Thank you for the links and translations!

Are these rules applied nation-wide in CH, or only in certain (German-speaking) cantons? From what it says, it seems that "chained contract", a.k.a. indefinite continuation of fixed-term contracts, is prohibited. But it doesn't offer any insight into what the company should then do - provide a permanent contract or simply terminate the employer-employee relationship.

I'm also not quite sure how to speak to the HR about it. Our HR is very sneaky on so many different things. What if they use this as an excuse to stop renewing my contracts? :S
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