According to those acquainted with the situation, an estimated 750 full-time employees at coding start-up WhiteHat Jr, owned and run by Byju's, have quit in the previous 60 days after the firm requested them to relocate and return to their respective locations within a month. Employees from the sales, coding, and math teams opted to leave because they did not want to transfer to their allotted office sites.
"Yes, many were asked to relocate, and others opted to quit - that is a separate issue, but 800 is a greatly inflated number," sources with knowledge of the situation told FE. "We requested them to return to the office, and some resigned," they added.
Those working from remote locations are expected to return in mid-March, according to the start-up. "Business objectives change, people's priorities change that's alright, we can shake hands and part ways," the above-mentioned individuals remarked. "People got the position believing it was working from home for the time being, but we'll see," they continued.
According to an Inc 42 survey, income was another issue that caused workers to resign in addition to migration. Even though the start-up had told employees about their employment location when they were employed, they felt they deserved a salary raise for migrating to these pricey locations. According to the article, several employees allege that the firm is not doing well.
Several start-ups have laid off employees in recent months. Unacademy, Vedantu, Furlenco, Meesho, and Trell are among those said to have reduced their employment.
In response to questions, a WhiteHat Jr spokeswoman stated, "As part of our back-to-work campaign, the majority of our sales and support workers have been requested to report to our Gurgaon and Mumbai offices beginning April 18." We have made exceptions for medical and personal reasons, and we have provided relocation aid as needed." He went on to say that the instructors will continue to work from