News: After TCS, Tata Steel fires 38 employees for code of conduct violation


After TCS, Tata Steel fires 38 employees for code of conduct violation

Three individuals at Tata Steel are currently undergoing disciplinary measures for alleged violations of the company's code of conduct.
After TCS, Tata Steel fires 38 employees for code of conduct violation

Following the recent dismissal of six employees by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in connection with a recruitment bribery incident, Tata Steel has now taken similar action by terminating a total of 35 individuals for violating the company's code of conduct. 

According to Chairman N Chandrasekaran, Tata Steel has also initiated disciplinary measures against three individuals accused of sexual misconduct, reported The Economics Times. 

At Tata Steel, 35 employees have been suspended for engaging in "unacceptable practices bordering on ethical issues" out of the total of 38 employees. The remaining three employees have been suspended specifically due to incidents of sexual misconduct.

After receiving complaints from multiple whistleblowers regarding matters such as misuse of authority, conflict of interest, and contract management agreements, the company initiated disciplinary action against its employees.

According to Chandrasekaran, Tata Steel received a total of 875 complaints during the previous fiscal year. Among these, 158 were related to whistleblowers, 48 were associated with safety concerns, and 669 pertained to HR and other behavioral issues, as reported by TOI.

Chandrasekaran has expressed positivity towards the receipt of numerous complaints, attributing it to the "open culture" fostered within the company. He further emphasized that employees are actively encouraged to report their grievances.

"As a company, we are a global benchmark, so we will continue to push the culture where we uphold the highest values and have a zero-tolerance policy," said Chandrasekaran, reported TOI. 

Following the termination of six employees at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), another company within the Tata group, it was revealed that the scam amounted to Rs 100 crore. The illicit activities involved accepting favours from specific staffing firms during the recruitment of contractual workers. 

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