Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity, Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy Statement
OpenView is dedicated to fostering a work environment that values diversity and is free of all forms of discrimination, including harassing behavior. Discrimination and harassment are expressly forbidden by federal, state, and local laws and are never permitted at OpenView.
We strive to attract, invest in, and develop the talents of diverse people who reflect the society and community in which we live and do business. Creating an inclusive environment where all employees are engaged and performing at high levels, and where differences in outlook, perspective and background are seen as adding value, is a core element of our strategy. Enhanced business relationships, greater innovation, increased productivity, profitability and enhanced portfolio company relationships are among the benefits of the diverse and inclusive culture we seek to build at OpenView.
OpenView firmly believes that all of its employees and prospective employees deserve equal employment opportunity in a working environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination or harassment. In addition to being unlawful, such conduct hurts morale and contaminates our work environment. Impermissible conduct includes, but is not confined to, sexual harassment and harassment in any form on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic makeup or any other bases protected by law.
OpenView considers sexual harassment to be any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature directed at a member of either sex by a member of either sex. More specifically, sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, that is in any way connected to an employee’s job. Accordingly, supervisors are forbidden from promising, threatening, or insinuating, either explicitly or implicitly, that an employee’s submission to or rejection of such conduct will affect the employee’s employment, evaluation, compensation, advancement, assigned duties, or any other condition of employment.
Sexual harassment also includes unwelcome sexual conduct so severe or pervasive as to create a hostile, offensive, or intimidating work environment. This type of harassment does not necessarily involve a direct job-related threat, but can nonetheless be detrimental to a positive working environment. Accordingly, OpenView forbids unwelcome and unnecessary physical conduct, offensive flirtations, advances, propositions, verbal abuse of a sexual nature and the display in the workplace of sexually suggestive objects or pictures. Harassment can take many forms, from overt advances to demeaning comments, jokes, language and gestures. Such conduct may be perceived as harassment, even if it is not intended to be. Employees must be sensitive as to how others could perceive this behavior.
OpenView does not condone and will not tolerate conduct that violates this policy, and employees who witness or experience such behavior in any OpenView-related activities are required to contact their supervisor. If the supervisor is the source of the harassment, or if the employee for any other reason feels uncomfortable reporting the matter to his or her supervisor, then the employee should contact the CLO, or the Managing Partners. OpenView will promptly and fully investigate all such charges, and take appropriate disciplinary action– up to and including termination — for those found to have engaged in harassing behavior. Retaliation against employees reporting behavior that violates this policy is strictly forbidden and itself constitutes grounds for disciplinary action.