My friend wants to establish a startup. He is currently working in a startup company with two year bond. Simply he wants to know whether it is ethical to work for his startup while working for the company or should he leave the company by paying the bond amount.

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    read the contract
    – Hilmar
    Commented Apr 28, 2019 at 14:11
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    Where is this (country, province, state)? Employment law varies a lot. Commented Apr 28, 2019 at 14:21
  • If your friend's startup is in the same industry as the one he is working for, it may constitute a conflict of interest.
    – JustSaying
    Commented Apr 28, 2019 at 17:56
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    What is a 'bond'? Commented Apr 28, 2019 at 18:01
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    Tagged as india, as that's the location given on OP's profile. Commented Apr 28, 2019 at 19:22

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Your friend should read the contract he signed with the startup he's currently working for.

In most jurisdictions, it is legal to have two jobs, but he may be covered by specific laws, or may have agreed not to.

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    "It's perfectly legal to have two jobs" - this may not be true for every country or state. For what it's worth, OP appears to be in India. Commented Apr 28, 2019 at 19:25
  • @Dukeling: Yes. I edited to mention that there may be laws forbidding two jobs.
    – sleske
    Commented Oct 9, 2019 at 6:44

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