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Mass Resignation: Over 800 employees of this tech firm resign when asked to return to office

“As part of our back-to-work drive, most of our Sales and Support employees have been asked to report to Gurgaon and Mumbai offices”

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New Delhi: Nearly 800 full-time employees of a tech company reportedly resigned in over last two months after the firm put an end to their work-from-home set up.

According to a report by Inc42, over 800 workers at WhiteHat Jr, a coding learning platform, have resigned in masses after being asked to resume working from office. The report further states that these employees have resigned voluntarily as they wanted to continue working from home and avoid the hassle of working from the office.

WhiteHat Jr had informed its employees on March 18 via emails, that the company is putting an end to the remote work privileges of its staff, asking them to return to their respective offices in Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Gurugram within a month. Though, instead of returning back to the offices as tper the company orders, what followed was a mass resignation by nearly 800 full-time employees.

“As part of our back-to-work drive, most of our Sales and Support employees have been asked to report to Gurgaon and Mumbai offices from April 18. We have made exceptions for medical and personal exigencies and have offered relocation assistance as required. Our teachers will continue to work from home,” a WhiteHat Jr spokesperson told Business Today.

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Meanwhile, the company issued a statement, wherein it said, “As part of our back-to-work drive, most of our Sales and Support employees have been asked to report to Gurgaon and Mumbai offices from April 18. We have made exceptions for medical and personal exigencies and have offered relocation assistance as required. Our teachers will continue to work from home”.

Inc42 quoted a quoted one of the disgruntled employees saying, “The company was clearly running in losses. This was a cost-cutting exercise to reduce its expenses without ruining their name in the market,” one of the employees who resigned told Inc42. He added that one month’s time is not enough and that “it is not right to call back employees in such a short period of time.”

For the unknown, WhiteHat Jr was acquired by Byju’s in 2020.

 

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