Here’s how companies catch such acts

Here’s how companies catch such acts


New Delhi:

The recent debate about moonlighting in the IT sector has raised many questions about the practice.

The discussion intensified when IT major Wipro fired around 300 of its employees for moonlighting. Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji said at an event that the company has traced 300 of its employees who were working directly for a competitor of Wipro. He had further said that the services of those employees have been terminated.

Now, after Wipro’s action, which has come as a shock to many tech professionals, let’s see how the firm could have caught up to its moonlighting employees.

According to C Sunil, CEO, Team Lease Digital, dual-employed employees can be caught through their PF account. He said that if an employee uses the same IT tool for both the jobs then the company can find out about it through HR intelligence, reported The Hindu Businessline.

Highlighting that technical experts must have been cautious before taking up another job, Mr Sunil said that employers can take help of banks to get details of employee’s bank account and to know about Chandni.

Moonlighting is the practice where a person takes on a secondary job while on the company’s payroll. The reference to “moon” is used here because most people do their primary work during the day and secondary work at night.

Rishad Premji sacked his employees, saying that playing in a band on weekends is different from working secretly for rivals. The Speaker described Chandni Roshni as “fraud, plain and simple” and said he was not distracted by the hate mail he was receiving on his tweets. In its latest statement, Wipro said that “some employees found to be working in conditions that are directly contrary to Wipro’s interests have been terminated.”

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