Legal AlertDeadlines Regarding Prohibition of Employment Contract Termination and Unpaid Leave are Extended.

30 April 2021

The period for the prohibition of employment contract termination due to Covid-19 pandemic is extended through the Presidential Decision dated 29.04.2021 and numbered 3930 (“Decision no. 3930”) published in the Official Gazette dated 30.04.2021 and numbered 31470, starting from 17.05.2021 until 30.06.2021, within the frame of the provisional article 10 of the Labour Act no. 4857 (“Labour Law”). Accordingly, employment contracts cannot be terminated until 30.06.2021 except for the reasons stated in the Provisional Article 10 of the Labour Law, nevertheless employers have the right to make the employees take partial or full unpaid leave for at most 3 months until 30.06.2021 as well under the Decision no. 3930. The employee cannot exercise such unpaid leave condition as a cause for rightful termination of the employment contract.

You may reach the full Turkish version of the Decision no. 3930 via the link below: