Byju’s layoffs: Kerala labour minister promises “serious probe”
- A state minister said Wednesday that the Kerala government will undertake a “serious probe” into Byju’s Technopark office shutdown in Thiruvananthapuram and allegations that the edtech firm coerced its employees to resign.
- At Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram, Byju’s app staff and Prathidhwani executives met me. Employees’ complaints include job loss. “The labour department will launch a serious probe in this regard,” minister for general education and labour V Sivankutty posted on Facebook.
- Byju’s, India’s most valued unicorn, announced this month that it would “rationalise” 5% of its 50,000-person workforce in product, content, media, and technology areas. This caused 2,500 layoffs.