Swiss Reference Letter | Work Certificate

Do you have questions regarding a reference letter | work certificate in Switzerland?

We analyse, draft, negotiate and legally proceed before court your reference letter / work certificate under Swiss employment law within Switzerland. Please feel free to contact with T. Villiger, specialized employment lawyer and Attorney at Law on tel. 043 535 00 85 / villiger(at) or via  Internet. We look forward to helping you.

It is highly recommended that you engage a an Attorney at Law (not just a legal adviser) directly to assist you through all the stages - analysis - negotiation - litigation (if necessary). 

The first step is to carefully analyze the employment reference (CHF 160).

Please scroll down to read how we would proceed.


What is a Swiss reference / testimonial? 

Testimonials / references are used to assess the performance of an employee and serve as a basis for future employers to evaluate a candidate. You should know the real meaning behind commonly used, assumed positive phrases (codes). Every word matters. A single word can change the whole reference letter. 


Do employers want to see references?

Reference letters / testimonials are still important in Switzerland and should be part of every CV / resume.


What do we do?

First, we carefully analyse your reference letter (CHF 160). Secondly, we amend it individually in accordance with existing interim letters of reference and performance appraisals and, if necessary, we conduct negotiations or go to court. We also draft/edit new reference letters after assessing the individual employment relationship and existing performance records.

Please feel free to contact us on tel. 043 535 00 85 / villiger(at) or via Internet.

Our law office is located in the centre of Zurich, Switzerland