BYJU’s, the online tuition portal, has once again gotten into trouble. This time, another female employee, Akansha Khemka from Kolkata, posted a video stating that she has been asked to leave due to alleged non-performance, even though she claims to have not taken a single day off in the last 1.5 years.
In the emotional video, she seeks the government’s support in saving employees from a ‘toxic’ work culture and alleges that her immediate boss cited non-performance and behaviour as reasons for her termination, while the HR department denies this.
Apparently, BYJU’s gave her two options – she could resign on her own, and in that case, she would receive her salary on August 1. Alternatively, if she doesn’t resign, the company will terminate her, and she will receive her salary after 30-45 days.
She further alleges that the company did not even provide her with a one-month notice, which would have given her time to find another job.
Khemka also claims that the company promised to pay the variable amount at the end of the year, but that promise remains unfulfilled, and she has not received a single rupee from the said variable amount.
In the video, she reveals that she is the sole earning member of her family and that she will not be able to survive if she doesn’t receive her salary on August 1.
Her demands in the video include asking the company to pay her the variable pay, compensation for the notice period, encashment of her earned leaves, her last month’s salary, and her PF contribution. She earnestly requests the company to pay what is owed to her – not a single penny more.
Furthermore, she urges everyone not to join BYJU’s at any cost, claiming that the last 1.5 years have ruined her life.
She further alleges that the company fired her through a link sent to her via email, and the company didn’t even bother to write a subject line for the email.