'Don't support dual employment, we have let go of moonlighters': Infosys CEO Salil Parekh
India's second-largest IT services company Infosys said Thursday that it doesn't allow moonlighting and fired several employees for dual employment over the past 12 months, according to media reports.
The company did not reveal the exact number of workers it has fired for parallelly working with other companies.
Last month, Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji revealed that some 300 employees for working with rival organisations while still being on its payroll.
According to a report in the media, on Thursday, during the q2 earnings briefing, Infosys CEO Salil Parekh said, "We don't support dual employment... if we found... in the past, an employee doing blatant work in two specific companies where there is a confidentiality issue, we have let go of them in the last 12 months."
The company has recently shot off a warning to its employees that moonlighting was not allowed.
It warned that any violation of contract clauses will trigger disciplinary action "which could even lead to termination of employment".
"No two-timing - no moonlighting!" the company had said.
Parekh said that the company supports the employees' aspirations to learn beyond work while speaking about gig opportunities in the external environment. But such opportunities can be utilised by the employees after the prior approval of their managers.
"We will support them to work on certain gig projects after the prior approval of the managers. We are also developing more comprehensive policies for that, while ensuring contractual and confidentiality commitments are fully respected. However to be clear, we do not support dual employment," he said.