News: Wipro's Rishad Premji reportedly fires senior employee in 10 minutes for moonlighting

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Wipro's Rishad Premji reportedly fires senior employee in 10 minutes for moonlighting

Wipro's chairman Rishad Premji fired one of its top 20 leaders in ten minutes for ‘huge integrity violation.’ However, he did not reveal whether this violation was related to moonlighting or something else.
Wipro's Rishad Premji reportedly fires senior employee in 10 minutes for moonlighting

After terminating 300 employees for moonlighting, Wipro's chairman Rishad Premji fired one of its top 20 leaders ten minutes after he was found to have committed a huge integrity violation. He made this disclosure while speaking at the Nasscom Product Conclave in Bengaluru, Karnataka on Wednesday. 

“We made that decision in 10 minutes. It was an important role that this person ran for the organisation but when the times are tough, and you have to make those tough calls," he said.

While many netizens are thinking that the senior employee has been shown the door because of moonlighting, Wipro’s chairman did not make it clear if this violation was related to dual employment or something else. However, he once again emphasised how the IT services company values integrity. 

Earlier in September, during an event of the All India Management Association, Premji had described moonlighting as a “complete violation of integrity in its deepest form,” and added, "There is a zero-one policy for any form of integrity violation, any form of harassment. You can be me in the company, and I won't have a job if I violate one of those two.” 

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