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IT firm Wipro sacks 300 workers as part of strict action against employees involved in moonlighting

Wipro has sacked 300 employees as part of a strict stance against employees involved in moonlighting, working for competitors, according to Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji.

By wasmulhaq 
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Mumbai: Wipro has sacked 300 employees as part of a strict stance against employees involved in moonlighting. The company recently discovered 300 employees moonlighting and working for competitors, according to Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji, who added that such individuals had no place in the organisation.

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Term moonlighting

The term “moonlighting” refers to doing a second job in addition to one’s regular full-time job. “Moonlighting” is the phrase used to describe the practice of working for another organisation while dedicating oneself to one’s primary workplace, usually without the employer’s knowledge. Companies disagree with the employees’ approach, claiming that doing multiple jobs can impact their productivity.

In recent times, moonlighting has become a hot topic of discussion in the IT industry because working from home became common during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has given birth to a new trend in the form of dual employment.

Another major IT firm, Infosys, has strongly warned its employees regarding taking on a second job without informing the company. In one of the recent emails sent by the HR department to employees, Infosys recently reminded all of its employees to go through their employment contracts before accepting a different job. In fact, the company also cleared the air that if employees accept a second job during or after working hours, they will be terminated from the job.

Speaking at an All India Management Association event, as reported by Moneycontrol, Premji said, “In actuality, moonlighting is the practice of working a second job secretly. I’m a huge proponent of openness. Transparency allows for frank discussions among employees in organisations. “

 

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