Law Number : 5521

Date of Adoption : January 30,1950

Date and No. of Publication in the Official Gazette : February 4,1950 - 7424

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Article 1 – There shall be established labour courts at the places where deemed necessary being authorized with resolution of legal disputes arising from the labour contract or any claims of right based on Labour Law between the persons regarded as employee (except those who work in the works exempted by the Ç, D, E paragraphs of the amended second Article of that Law) or the the employer or employer's representatives.

These courts:

A) (Repealed: October 18, 2012 - 6356 / 81 st Art.)

B) Shall also handle the objections or lawsuits arising from disputes between the Workers' Insurance Institution and the insureds or their beneficiaries in the place of the insured persons.

These cases where the labour court has not been established yet shall be dealt with by the court to be appointed in that place, without taking representative members, according to the principles and procedures of this law.

In cases where the labour court is unable to perform its duties collectively due to actual and legal insufficiencies, the provision of the preceding paragraph shall be applied.

(Added paragraph: July 2, 2012 - 6352 / 39 th Art.) In places where there are more than one labour court, the labour courts in which the cases to be dealth with arising from social security law can be determined by the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors.