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Vikas Gupta Wiley India: Did He Abuse His Staff? The Truth Exposed

The 44-year-old victim, who is also a single mother, claimed that she had recordings that could easily prove her point that Vikas Gupta harassed her.

Wiley India is known for publishing and reprinting world-class books on science, technology, medical engineering, management, and more.

The company has a bad reputation as per as employees working in the company are concerned.

The company is headquartered in New Delhi. The website used by the company for providing services to its customers is http://wileyindia.com

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About Vikas Gupta Wiley India

Vikas Gupta is the managing director at Wiley India. Vikas holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and an executive MBA from ISB in association with the Kellogg School of Management the Wharton Business School and Fundacao Dom Cabral, Brazil.

He also holds a PG Diploma in printing and publishing from London.  At present, he is the managing director at Wiley India, Co-Chair of the FICCI Committee on Publishing the immediate Post President of the Association of Publishers in India(API), and the promoter member of the Education Promotion Society of India(EPSI)

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Vikas Gupta, Managing Director, Wiley India

Employee Reviews Expose Vikas Gupta Wiley India

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The first review by a former employee of Wiley India shows the reality of Wiley India that although it is a global brand, the leadership is hopelessly led by Vikas Gupta who is the current managing director at Wiley India.

8/12/2023 Update
As of now, Vikas Gupta Wiley India has not responded, nor has he apologized for his misdeeds. He has ignored our efforts to highlight the problems faced by his victims. Furthermore, he has only focused on propagating his fake PR.

There is no career development at the organizational level. The company is oppressive as per as employees are concerned. The Former Employee further stated that if Vikas Gupta is removed from his post then the future of Wiley India is saved.

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Another former employee states that since it is a global company we can get an opportunity to work with people from different countries, but again he/she states that the organization is corrupt, the employees are treated as slaves, and the management never listens to the employee’s problems.

Further, they pressurize the employee to perform well but never support and never try to reach the employee.

The main culprit is the managing director who is alleged to be involved in unethical practices, he supports and promotes those who help him in unethical practices. The organization gives no heed to hard work and talent and they blatantly tell employees to leave if they don’t cooperate.

The senior management along with the Managing Director is accused of sexual harassment, still, they misbehave with the employees of the company.

The whole management stands with the Managing Director in unethical activities and supports him. The former employee while giving his review on Glassdoor says “ Employees are humans too and they must not be treated as slaves, they need compassion”. He further warned the organization that if the organization will not change its attitude towards its employees, then soon it will shut down. 

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The third former employee while giving his review on Glassdoor says that the company has nothing good to provide employees with. They make their employees fools. He exposed the company by telling the viewers that the company has decided to sell half of its business units as the company is not performing well under Vikas Gupta, they are laying off/firing the employees.

The reviewer says that he never felt supported while working for the organization, there was very little bonus. Further stated by the former employee that there is no scope of career or personal development at Wiley India, so he will not recommend anyone to join this organization.

He advises the company to recruit only a specific number of employees, it is better to choose a specific number rather than laying off extra employees. The reviewer confronts the management so that the authorities concerned may start taking care of its employees. Free apps and half a day off must be there for the convenience of both. If the company fails to provide basic essentialities then the employees may leave the organization.

These negative reviews of the company by Ex-employees show that the company has a very bad image in India and one of the major reasons for the company’s downfall can be Vikas Gupta, the Managing Director who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman employee. 

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Media Reports on Vikas Gupta Wiley India:

This headline by the Economic Times tarnished the image of the company which is also a global brand in publishing.

Delhi Police booked the Managing director of Wiley India and two executives of the Singapore and the US units for sexual harassment.

Vikas Gupta was booked for using words/gestures to outrage the modesty of a woman and stalking.

Vikas Gupta, along with Archana Singh, the US-based chief human resources officer, and Thomas Erawan, HR Vice President based in Singapore were booked under Sections 354(A),354(D), and 509 of the IPC on August 21.

The 44-year-old victim, who is also a single mother, claimed that she had recordings which can easily prove her point that Vikas Gupta harassed her.

Through the recording, it can be heard how Gupta was passing lewd remarks and seeking sexual favors and an illicit relationship. She further alleged that Vikas Gupta touched her inappropriately several times even though she had objected to it and that instead of taking action against him, she was victimized and forced to resign.

Vikas Gupta, the managing director of Wiley India, through his lawyer, told The Economic Times that he is unaware of any such complaint but will fully cooperate with the police as and when needed.

He said that the internal committee formed by the organization for checking the claims and allegations has found that the claims made by that woman are baseless and fabricated. He said that she is using the #metoo campaign to malign my reputation as well as defaming Wiley India’s name.

He started to sexually harass her after her mother’s surgery in 2011. The victim alleged that the environment became terrorizing and there was no controlling authority over him, telling some instances of sexual harassment by Vikas Gupta.

She claimed that in February 2012, Gupta gave her Valentine’s card with the message “Be my valentine, my love and only love could only be you”

When she reported this matter to her boss Irwan suggested her to take transfer to Mumbai for some time until everything became all right, but then too the demand for sexual favour by Vikas Gupta continued on the phone, he used to call her, and talk for 2 hours daily.

Despite applying for a transfer to Mumbai for three years, She was called back to New Delhi in 9 months. She asked her boss Irwan to act, but he paid a deaf ear to her pleas.

Eventually, in July 2016, an internal committee was formed to look into the matter. But the company rejected her allegations, then she moved to an industrial tribunal.

 India Private Limited VS Vikas Gupta and others on 19th July 2022

Vikas Gupta was the Managing Director of the Plaintiff company and while he was working there, he incorporated Futurense in the name of his son and started transmitting various reports, projects, templates, co-structures, curriculum, etc. of the Plaintiff, to his son and other defendants, to misuse the same after leaving the employment of the Plaintiff. He was a person holding the highest position in the Plaintiff’s organization in India. Moreover, an audit report of the Plaintiff reveals that various 

Emails were sent on 31st July,2019,6th September,2019,4th September 2020, etc. to the other defendants by Devanshu Joshi.

Accordingly, Mr.Wadhwa, Id. Senior Council for the Plaintiff has submitted that while continuing to be in the employment of the Plaintiff, the various individuals arrayed as Defendants colluded with Mr. Vikas Gupta and started promoting the business of Futurense, in which Miles was also a partner.

On behalf of the defendants, Mr Arjun Krishnan, Id. Counsel submits that Futurense was also a business partner of the Plaintiff along with Miles and the transmission of these documents was in the usual course of business.

The court has perused some of the documents filed by the Plaintiff in a sealed cover, which are relied upon in the Plaintiff’s submissions. Considering the nature of the matter and the fact that there are several allegations against Defendant No.1, his son, and other individuals, this matter requires further hearing.

List for hearing on 13th October 2022, on which date, Mr. Vikas Gupta, shall join the proceedings either virtually or physically.

The Registry is directed to reseal the documents produced in a sealed cover and place them before the Court on the next date of hearing.

So, Mr.Vikas Gupta was even accused of using the confidential projects of the Plaintiff company even after leaving the work company,  further, he was accused of helping in transmitting various reports, and templates and even deceiving the company, he profited as he was the only one at the highest post of the Company.

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  1. Why people can’t understand that it’s hard for people who were verbally abused in public and can affect the person mentally and make him sick?
    There should be a healthy working environment in the office which would affect working for the staff.

  2. There should be a balance between authority and responsibility, as the manager has great leadership and always has the approach of the skill development program so that it would affect the working conditions and can help the organization to achieve their goal, but I believe in the leadership of the Vikas Gupta is impossible.

  3. This article has absolutely broken my heart. Working in an environment where you are harassed by your manager and cannot do anything about it is oppressive, and as a woman, I understand how depressing it is to come out of these situations. In most cases, such as verbal abuse and sexual harassment, the perpetrator flees, and the media is unable to cover these types of stories for the public.

  4. People Like Vikas Gupta always misuse their power and always, harass and verbally abuse their subordinates which is completely horrible, and higher authority should take some strict action against it. So, people in the workplace can understand how to act in the workplace as these types of cases are not repeated at all.

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