LAYOFFS ARE PROHIBITED FOR THREE MONTHS

A new law proposal was prepared within the scope of anti-coronavirus measures in March. According to the articles in the draft bill, which is also submitted to the opinions of the business world, layoffs are prohibited for three months. The President may extend this ban up to six months if he wishes so. If the employer wishes, s/he can take the worker for free leave, in this case, the worker will be paid 39 liras and 24 kurushes per day. In addition, the same amount will be paid to workers who are laid off after March 15 and cannot receive unemployment benefits. The dismissal was extended for another 2 months from November 17th.

Source: https://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/eskiler/2020/10/20201027-1.pdf