Moonlighting controversy escalates, Wipro chairman receives hate mail, protests against the company’s move

Recently, Wipro has fired such employees who were also working with other companies. Now many other IT companies including IBM, Infosys have indicated that they can also take strict steps against such employees.

Increased Moonlighting controversy

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TV9 Bharatvarsh | Edited By: Saurabh Sharma

Sep 22, 2022 | 5:03 PM

The controversy of moonlighting seems to be increasing now. Wipro By citing moonlighting as the reason, there has been a protest against the removal of 300 employees. In this case, the chairman of Wipro has received many such e-mails and messages expressing his displeasure over the decision. The Wipro chairman himself has called him a hate mail. At the same time, a group of employees has called Wipro’s move wrong and illegal and indicated that they may take the matter further. Recently, Wipro has fired such employees who were also working with other companies. Now many other IT companies including IBM, Infosys have indicated that they can also take strict steps against such employees.

Wipro chairman receives hate mail

According to the report of Times of India, Rishad Premji has directly called Moonlighting a hoax. At the same time, he said that he is neither distracted by the hate mail being received after his tweet, nor will the company change its thinking. There was an effect and they have been fired. Moonlighting is a situation where a person while working in one company provides services to another company. Generally, the employee does not give information about his other work to his company. It is not that the entire industry is against moonlighting, many companies have clearly said that their employees can work with other companies in their spare time with approval. Last month itself, Swiggy has announced a similar policy on Moonlighting.

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