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FROM THE DIRECTOR'S DESK
For a change, an issue which does not have any connection with caste, colour, race, religion and gender has found its way in the public discourse. The issue is ‘moonlighting’ by employees. It is as if the tip of an iceberg, that was always floating out there, has been revealed by the focus of the searchlight of a navigating ship (read corporate houses).
Moonlighting has been in existence for ages, the work from home culture might have made it much easier to practice increasing its dimension. While it has emerged from the shadows in the context of the IT industry, its is prevalent in all industries.
Some call it illegal and unethical, some call it illegal but ethical, few call is legal but unethical and those who practice it must in their minds feel it is fully justified (implying that it is legal as well as ethical).
Whatever call the industries and society take about it, there is no denying the fact that is represents a problem in the system and employee-employer relationship. The sooner we reach a legal – ethical consensus about it, the better it will be for everyone.