Wipro Fires 300: Navigating the Muddled Grounds of Moonlighting


The practice of moonlighting, or working for a second business on the side, has been growing increasingly, thanks to a surge in remote jobs. However, Wipro, an Indian IT company, fired 300 of its employees for moonlighting on the grounds that they were working for one of its competitors. This case study attempts to evaluate whether Wipro and other companies are justified in imposing restrictions for employees wanting to participate in the gig economy.

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