Hande Bahar Aykac

Hande Bahar Aykac

Wertheim Fellow
Research on Labor Law and Equality
Hande  Bahar Aykac
Dr. Hande Bahar Aykac received the bachelor’s degree in law from Ankara University Law Faculty, Ankara, Turkey in 2000. After completing her internship at the Ankara Bar Association in 2001, she was qualified to practice law in Turkey. She completed her doctorate in labor/employment law and social security law at Ankara University Law Faculty in 2010. She is currently working as a research associate at Gazi University, Department of Labor Economics and Industrial Relations and a Wertheim Fellow in the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years. She works on employment law, labor law and social security law issues. Her doctorate dissertation, which is about Subcontractor in Employment Law, was published in 2011. Some of her other research focuses on termination of employment contracts, child labor, penalty clauses in employment and labor law, and social security of convicts. Her current research is about restriction dismissal rights with contracts and the principle of equality. Her supervisor is Professor Benjamin Sachs.

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