Conciliation Commission

The Conciliation Commission according to the Gender Equality Act for the ETH Domain ( provides information and advice in the event of disputes in the area of the Gender Equality Act that involve employment relationships in the ETH Domain. The aim of the conciliation process is to achieve a mutually acceptable solution to the dispute in verbal negotiations with the parties (employer and employee) in order to avoid court proceedings. The Conciliation Commission does not issue any judgments. It handles cases confidentially, but not anonymously. The following issues can be dealt with by the Conciliation Commission if they fall under the Gender Equality Act:

  • Pay
  • Allocation of tasks
  • Education and training
  • Promotion
  • Working conditions
  • Hiring or termination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Gender-related bullying or bullying for requiring equality


Members and substitute members of the Conciliation Commission

President’s Office

  •  Dr Anne-Catherine Hahn, President

Employer’s side:

  • Andreas Kirstein, ETH Zurich (member)
  • Hélène Fueger, EPFL (member)
  • Natalie Lerch-Pieper, PSI/Eawag (substitute member)
  • David Heusser, Empa/WSL (substitute member)

Employee’s side:

  • Gregor Spuhler, ETH Zurich (member)
  • Sabine Süsstrunk, EPFL (member)
  • Rowena Crockett, Empa/WSL (substitute member)
  • Dario Marty, PSI/Eawag (substitute member)


President of the Conciliation Commission GEA for the ETH Domain
Dr. iur. Anne-Catherine Hahn. LL. M.
+41 44 212 10 11 

Wartmann Merker AG
Kirchgasse 48
CH-8024 Zürich