Mar 26 2018

Turkish court rules no compensation for sex at work sacking

Turkey’s Court of Appeals last week ruled that an employee who had sex in the workplace could be sacked without compensation, the Cumhuriyet newspaper reported

The court made the ruling in the case of a bar tender who was sacked from his job after being accused of having sex with a tourist at a hotel where he worked in the south of the country.

A local court had previously ruled the incident could not be interpreted as a behaviour “abusing the trust of the employer” and demanded severance pay for the employee. 

But the Court of Appeals said the employee had harmed the reputation of the employer by acting improperly within working hours and inside the hotel.