Turkey -Justice for unrecorded worker -July 02, 2014

A court in Istanbul has ruled that a company that employed an unregistered worker from Türkmenistan, but disowned him after he died in a work-related incident, must pay a record amount of compensation to his family. The court found the main contractor liable.

A court in Istanbul has ruled that a company that employed an unregistered worker from Türkmenistan, but disowned him after he died in a work-related incident, must pay a record amount of compensation to his family. The court found the main contractor liable. Earlier in 2014, the 13th Labour Court had ruled that the incident was a work-related accident, paving the way for the Social Security Institution (SGK) to pay the widow a monthly benefit until she remarries or dies. In a related penal law suit, two officials of the subcontractor firm who were responsible at the construction site have been given suspended sentences of more than one year in prison.

English: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-court-rules-for-record-compensation ...   

 

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