Infosys, one of the top 5 Indian IT firms, has imposed a new rule for all resigned employees: Infosys banned its employeesThey cannot work with the ‘named competitors’ for 6 months, if their clients are the same as that of Infosys.Infosys employees who have resigned, or are planning to resign are worried over this new rule, because this curtails their options once they resign. Prominent IT Employees union: ??Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate or NITES has filed a complaint against this unfair rule.The restriction contained in the Employment letter which is mentioned above is clearly in restraint of trade and therefore illegal under section 27 of the Contract Act.
Infosys To Resigned Employees: You Can’t Work With Competitors!
In the offer letter for new employees, Infosys has added a new, very strict clause, which states:Infosys banned its employees
“and consideration of the above, I agree that for a period of six (6) months following the termination of my employment with Infosys for any reason, I will not:
a. accept any offer of employment from any Customer, where I had worked in a professional capacity with that Customer in the twelve (12) months immediately preceding the termination of my employment with Infosys;Infosys banned its employees
b. accept any offer of employment from a Named Competitor of Infosys, if my employment with such Named Competitor would involve me having to work with a Customer with whom I had worked in the twelve (12) months immediately preceding the termination of my employment with Infosys.”
Further, the company has named these 5 major IT firms as their named competitors:TCS, IBM, Cognizant, Wipro and Accenture Infosys banned its employees
Complaint Filed By NITES
After receiving complaints from Infosys employees, NITES or Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate has filed a complaint with the Ministry of Labour & Employment.The complaint has been filed by Harpreet Saluja, President, Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate NITES, which states: