Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) views moonlighting as unethical. The activity is against the company’s core beliefs and culture. So far, no staff member has been expelled for it. However, it has been made clear to staff members that the company will not accept moonlighting.
According to Rajesh Gopinath, CEO of TCS, the Company’s stance on moonlighting is expressly specified in the employment contract. Moonlighting is reportedly considered a “ethical issue” that goes against TCS’s core values and culture by Milind Lakkad, the company’s chief human resources officer, according to a report by Mint.
Earlier, organisations like Wipro, Infosys, and IBM have stated their displeasure of the practise. Wipro fired 300 employees who were found to be moonlighting and “violating integrity” in September, making it clear that it would not allow such conduct within the company.
Working a second job while still employed by one company is known as moonlighting. Swiggy made news for its permissive approach on staff moonlighting as long as the relevant supervisors were aware of it and had given their approval.
While there isn’t a legislation in India specifically prohibiting “moonlighting,” there are regulations that control or place limitations on dual employment to a certain extent. IT companies worry about moonlighting because they think it could reduce staff productivity and jeopardise the confidentiality of customer data.