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Legalixa is an award-winning immigration law firm in Istanbul, Turkey with an exceptional success rate in almost every legal matter we have ever handled. Our lawyers are prepared to handle all your needs related to Turkish employment law in Turkey.
Legalixa Turkish employment law lawyers represent employers in connection with virtually every aspect of the employment relationship. Legalixa Law Firm attorneys regularly represent both public and private-sector employers, both unionized and union-free, in administrative proceedings, arbitration, and litigation before Turkish Employment Courts.
We Provide Turkish Employment Law Services
Our Turkish employment law lawyers have experience in all aspects of Turkish labor laws including obtaining work permits. We represent employers in dealing with unions in collective bargaining and arbitration, and in defense of unfair labor practice charges.
Legalixa attorneys are also experienced in all aspects of Turkish employment law. We draft policies and employee handbooks and conduct training for management and for the entire workforce in the areas of discrimination and sexual harassment.
We Draft Employment Contracts
Legalixa Turkish employment law lawyers have assisted clients with voluntary separation packages. Our team also has experience in negotiating and drafting individual employment agreements, separation agreements, and non-compete agreements.
We Lecture HR Professionals
Legalixa Turkish employment law attorneys frequently provide lectures to human resource professionals and attorneys on a wide range of subjects related to employment relationships.
Termination of Employment Contracts
Termination With Valid Reasons: We always recommend our clients specify valid reasons while terminating employment contracts because an employee whose employment contract was terminated can file;
- a reinstatement claim or
- a compensation claim for bad faith damages.
According to Article 18 of the Turkish Labor Act, the employer, who terminates the contract of an employee engaged for an indefinite period, who is employed in an establishment with thirty or more workers and who meets minimum seniority of six months, must depend on a valid reason for such termination connected with the capacity or conduct of the employee or based on the operational requirements of the establishment or service.
- Reinstatement claims can only be filed against a Company that employs 30 or more than 30 employees and by employees that have at least 6 months of length of service.
- In cases where employment contracts of employees -who fall outside the scope of Article 18, (e.g. if there are less than 30 people employed in the Company)- are terminated by the employer, the employee will be able to file a lawsuit demanding compensation which amounts to three times the worker’s salary of the notice period claiming that the employer has terminated the contract with bad faith. To prevent such a lawsuit, an employer should specify a valid reason for terminating an employment contract.
Reach us for Turkish Employment Law Lawyers
Since its foundation, Legalixa Law Firm has been the choice of numerous clients in Turkey. We’ve always worked differently than other law firms. We are committed to remaining forward-thinking and preparing for the dynamically changing world of employment law.