What are the effects of paid and unpaid parental leave periods on the period which should be passed in order to gain annual paid leave?
Women workers have totally 16 weeks paid leave right, 8 weeks before and 8 weeks after the maternity, according to Article 74 of Labour Law 4857.
According to Article 55 of the same Law; as those periods are taken as worked days in the calculation of annual paid leave right, they don’t constitute any obstruct for the usage of annual paid leave. Additionally; a worker having a baby can be given a 6 months unpaid leave starting from the end of 16 weeks paid annual leave upon her request. As those periods are not considered in the calculation of annual paid leave; in case the leave is used after 16 weeks of paid leave, those will shift to a future date as well as the leave used when the annual paid leave right is gained.