With the Presidential Decision No. 3595 published in the Official Gazette No. 31418 dated 09.03.2021 Prohibiton on Termination and Unilateral Unpaid leave periods are extended for 2 months:
With the Law on the Amendments to Certain Laws No. 7226 and temporary Article 10 which has been added to Labor Law No. 4857 , it is regulated that all kind of employment or service contracts, irrespective of whether they are within the scope of the Labor Law or not are prohibited to be terminated by the Employer, except for cases that do not comply with the rules of ethics and bonefide specified in the subparagraph (II) of the first paragraph of Labour Law Article 25 and the relevant provisions of other laws, and similar reasons effective as of the date of the article. Also within three months from the effective date of the law, the Employer has been granted the right to send the employees to wholly or partially unpaid leave, and these periods are extended for two months by these most current Presidental decision.
With the Presidential Decision No. 3395 which is published in the Official Gazette dated 09.03.2021, it was decided to extend the said periods for 2 more months. Thus, Prohibition on Termination and the right of unilateral unpaid leave period for employer which were previously valid until 17.03.20210 has been extended until 17.05.2021.
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Ayça Kortel, Attorney At Law