Employees at Infosys have been cautioned not to moonlight. The human resource department informed the staff through email that moonlighting is against the employees’ code of conduct and that any violations could result in disciplinary action, including termination of employment.
A brief about Moonlighting is Prohibited and Could Result in Termination:
According to the news source, the email was sent with the subject line “No two-timing, no moonlighting.” This comes after Wipro Chairman Azim Premji referred to the practice as cheating one month prior.
Employees may moonlight if they meet specific requirements and take on additional work outside of their primary job’s regular business hours.
Employees are not permitted to accept other jobs during or after business hours, according to a statement Infosys sent to staff on Monday. According to a report, the corporation further stated that it “strictly opposes multiple employment”.
“You undertake not to accept employment, whether full-time or part-time, as a director, partner, member, or employee of any other organization or entity involved in any type of business activity without Infosys’ agreement, as is expressly mentioned in your offer letter. The consent may be granted on any terms and conditions that the company deems appropriate and may be revoked at any time at the company’s discretion “stated the Infosys email.
When workers were permitted to labor from remote locations during the COVID-19 epidemic, concerns about moonlighting surfaced. Many businesses learned that their staff was exploiting the remote working option to simultaneously work on projects for other clients, notably in the information technology sector.
According to the companies, it will reduce productivity, lead to conflicts of interest, and potentially result in data breaches.