Answer ... The complaint is heard by a conciliation authority (to obtain authorisation to proceed) and then handled by a first-instance court (exchanges of briefs and hearings, including witness hearings).
Answer ... State courts and arbitral tribunals have jurisdiction to hear employment complaints. However, arbitral tribunals may have limited subject-matter jurisdiction under certain circumstances. State commercial courts do not have subject-matter jurisdiction to hear employment cases. The first-instance court to hear employment cases is often a district court. Some district courts have divisions focusing exclusively on employment matters. Some Swiss cantons have established employment courts.
The typical timescale for proceedings in the first instance is six to 18 months.
Appeals are handled by appellate courts and the Swiss Federal Tribunal.