#Lockdown: Teleperformance Fires 100 Employees In Pune; Employee Union Files Complaint, Notice Issued
France based ITeS major Teleperformance has fired 100 employees in Pune, during the lockdown phase.
This is clearly against the Govt guidelines related to job security and employment during the lockdown phase.
National Information Technology Employees Senate or NITES, which is a nonprofit dedicated towards protecting the rights of IT employees, have filed a complaint with the Labor Commissioner over this firing.
Teleperformance Firing 100 Employees
As per evidence received by us, Teleperformance located in Pune has fired 100 employees, during the lockdown.
In an email which was shared by the HR to the terminated employees, it was mentioned that due to slowdown in economy, several of their clients have stopped their business with them.
And this is the reason that the employees are being fired.
In one of the email screenshot received, it was mentioned that the terminated employees are provided with a notice period of 60 days.
And, in case the lockdown gets over, then the employees are mandated to report to the office as well.
Here are screenshots of the mails sent by the HR.
NITES Files Complaint, Notice Issued
After Teleperformance fired 100 employees breaking Govt regulations and rules, IT Employees Senate: NITES has filed a complaint with the Labor Commissioner.
In the complaint, NITES has stated that by terminating 100 employees, Teleperformance has not only violated Govt orders, but they have also violated basic Human Rights.
NITES has urged the Govt authorities to take strict action against the company, and to set an example.
The letter states: “National Information Technology Sena – NITES is highly concerned about the number of IT Employees and their families who are now at risk of survival due to this unfortunate incident. Many Employees working in the IT Industry are facing a difficult situation and are working in fear.”
You can find the letter here.
Based on this letter, Assistant Labor Commissioner has issued a notice to the company as well.
We will keep you updated on this development, as more details come in.