Litigation: Trends & Developments

Mandatory Mediation in Labour Disputes

Turkish courts are regularly burdened by heavy caseloads, which inevitably lead to delayed outcomes in the cases pending before them. There have been attempts in recent years to alleviate these backlogs by introducing requirements to initiate mandatory alternative dispute resolution (ADR) sessions prior to filing suit in court. Such requirements have been introduced in consumer disputes and collective labour disputes before, albeit without much success. Most recently, a proposal has been advanced to introduce mandatory mediation in labour disputes. This proposal would be limited to the work of the specialised labour courts, and promises
to ease their workload significantly.

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First published by Chambers and Partners, Global Practice Guides, Litigation, Turkey - Trends & Developments 2017.