Does the client have to bear the costs of the conciliation proceedings?
Pursuant to the FSV the proceedings before the Conciliation Board are free of charge for the client. Only in the event of very complex exceptional cases is the Conciliation Board permitted, following prior notification, to charge the client a portion of the costs arising.
In the case of proceedings before the Conciliation Board pursuant to the Alternative Dispute Resolution Act, the client shall pay a contribution of CHF 50.00 towards the costs. The proceedings are otherwise free of charge for the client.