Infosys fires employee for controversial FB post on Coronavirus
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Infosys fires employee for controversial FB post on Coronavirus

Nikheel Pardeshi

New Delhi: Tech company Infosys has terminated the services of an employee who posted an atrocious post on social media on coronavirus. The company on Friday said that the investigation has been completed against the employee concerned and found that the post was not a case of mistaken identity.

”Infosys has completed its investigation on the social media post by one of its employees and we believe that this is not a case of mistaken identity.” The social media post by the employee is against Infosys’ code of conduct and its commitment to responsible social sharing, it said.

”Infosys has a zero tolerance policy towards such acts and has accordingly, terminated the services of the employee,” the company said on microblogging site twitter. The software engineer who was fired for writing an atrocious post had tweeted: “Let’s join hands, go out and sneeze with open in public. Spread the virus.”

Infosys had earlier tweeted on Thursday that the company was deeply concerned with the techie’s post and that it would take necessary action against him based on its investigation. ”We strongly reaffirm our commitment to responsible social-sharing. Our preliminary enquiry, and discussions with our employee suggest that this could be a case of a mistaken identity.

”However, given the seriousness with which we take such matters, we are investigating this further and will also assist with any independent investigation. The company would take appropriate action based on its investigation,” the missive has said.

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