Sick Leave in Turkey: A Guide for Overseas Employers

Looking to hire an employee in Turkey? Here’s what you need to know about sick leave in Turkey.

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Jun 19, 2018
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Looking to hire an employee in Turkey? Here’s what you need to know about sick leave in Turkey. A client of ours with staff on assignment in Turkey came to us with questions about the sick leave rules in that country.  Because their employees are on payroll with Shield GEO’s employer of record, Turkish employment laws would be applied to the leave procedures.  This is important to remember if you are used to the rules in your home country but are assigning staff abroad where there may be different laws.

Sick leave in Turkey covers temporary incapacity due to illness, work accidents and maternity leave for women.  Here are the general guidelines:

Employer Payments

The first two days of sick leave are not covered; in other words, the employee is not entitled to any payments by the company or the government.  Nonetheless in practice, most companies will voluntarily make those payments to support the employee and prevent loss of wages...read more

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Tim Burgess

Director, Shield GEO Services Ltd

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