With the Decree No. 2930 published in the Official Gazette dated 04 September 2020 and numbered 31234, the termination ban and unpaid leave application period was extended for 2 more months.

As will be remembered, in accordance with the temporary article 10 added to the Labor Law numbered 4857 and the Law numbered 7244;

  • All kinds of business or service contracts, situations that do not comply with the rules of ethics and goodwill included in the subparagraph (II) of the first paragraph of Article 25 of the Law numbered 4857 and the relevant provisions of other laws, and similar reasons, the expiry of the term in fixed-term employment or service contracts, The employer cannot be terminated by the employer, except for the closure of the workplace for any reason and the termination of its activities, all kinds of service purchases made in accordance with the relevant legislation and the termination of the work in construction works.
  • The employer may reserve the employee wholly or partially on unpaid leave, for a period not exceeding three months from the effective date of this article. Taking unpaid leave within the scope of this article does not give the employee the right to terminate the contract based on just cause.

With this decision, the duration of the contract termination prohibition and the employer’s authorization to allocate the employee wholly or partially unpaid leave has been extended for 2 months (until 17/11/2020) as of 17/09/2020.