Infosys warn its employees on Moonlighting, says violation could lead to termination
The matter of moonlighting on a larger scale, especially in the tech sector emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic
New Delhi: After Wipro, IT company Infosys has also warned its employees against moonlighting through a mail sent to them by the human resource department recently.
Moonlighting is not permitted according to employees’ code of conduct and any violation could lead to disciplinary action including termination of employment, read the mail as quoted by news daily Times of India.
Further, the subject line of the mail read – ‘No two-timing, no moonlighting’. The notice comes just a month after Wipro chief Azim Premji called the practice of moonlighting as ‘cheating’.
The practice permits employees to work in secondary jobs in the available time after normal working hours with several conditions.
In its mail to the workers, the company said that employees cannot take up other assignments during or outside business hours adding that it ‘strictly discourages dual employment’.
“As clearly stated in your offer letter, you agree not to take employment, whether full-time or part-time as director/partner/member/employee of any other organisation/entity engaged in any form of business activity without the consent of Infosys”, the mail said.
“The consent may be given subject to any terms and conditions that the company may think fit and may be withdrawn at any time at the discretion of the company”, it added.
The matter of moonlighting on a larger scale, especially in the tech sector emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Many IT workers opted for the practice as offices had provided the employees with a remote facility during the spread of the deadly virus.