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Turkey Law Sees Alcohol Use as Justifying Firing, Radikal Says

May 18, 2012

A draft law being debated in Turkey’s parliament would allow employers to fire staff without severance pay if they drink alcohol, Radikal newspaper reported.

The draft changes the wording of an existing law that says employees may be fired for showing up to work “drunk” to allow firing for coming to work “having taken alcoholic drinks” Radikal said.

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