30 December 2020
The periods of the termination prohibition and the right of the employer to implement unilateral unpaid leave has been extended for an additional period of 2 (two) months starting from 17 January 2021 in accordance with the Presidential Decree dated 29 December 2020 and numbered 3344 published in the Official Gazette dated 30 December 2020.
Therefore, employment or service agreements cannot be terminated until 17 March 2021, except for termination due to the violation of ethics and good faith rules and other similar reasons stated under subparagraph (II) of paragraph one of Article 25 of the Labour Law and relevant provisions of other laws, expiration of the term in employment or service agreements with definite term, closure of the workplace for any reason and cease of its activity and cease of work in all kinds of service purchases and construction works made according to the relevant legislation. However, the employers may, either completely or partially, send the employees on unpaid leave without exceeding this period.
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