Employees are under the obligation of performing their jobs with loyalty and diligence that can be called “care duty” of workers.
Confidentiality obligation of employees is part of this care duty; and employees may be required to sign a “Non-disclosure Agreement” (also called confidentiality agreement) that binds them legally to pay compensation in case they reveal trade secrets of employer during or after the termination of employment.
Employee’s duty of care that also includes the confidentiality obligation is arranged in Article 396 of Turkish Code of Obligations No 6098.
- Perform his duty with care and act in loyalty for safeguarding of employer’s interests,
- Use the machinery and tools, technical systems, facilities and vehicles properly and with due care,
- Not serve third persons based by receiving wage during his employment, and cannot compete with his own employer
- Not use the job and trade secret of employee he acquired while working in the workplace, during and after the termination of employment.