1️⃣Equal opportunity employment

👋 Introduction

Obvious is an Equal Opportunity Employer and this policy is meant to create a safe, diverse and comfortable workplace at Obvious.

1️⃣ Creating a diverse and safe workplace

  • Obvious will not discriminate based on race, colour, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual preference, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other "Discrimination Characteristics" protected by Indian national or state law or local ordinance.

  • This Policy is without prejudice to any anti-discrimination provisions of applicable law including, but not restricted to, the provisions of:

    • Article 17 of the Constitution of India;

    • the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955,

    • the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989;

    • the Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013;

    • Sections 354 and 509 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860; and,

    • the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.

  • This policy applies to any person on Obvious’ premises, whether that person is in its employment or otherwise.

  • This policy governs all aspects of employment including, selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination and access to benefits and training.

⚖️ This Policy is not legally mandated and, therefore, is not judicially enforceable in India.

2️⃣ Taking positive discriminatory action

  • If Obvious reasonably believes that its employment, workplace or premises do not adequately represent the balance of diversity of persons who share one or more of the Discrimination Characteristics, it may, with the aim only of redressing that imbalance, take positive discriminatory action in respect of persons who share that aspect, or those aspects, of the Discrimination Characteristics that are sought to be adequately represented.

  • When necessary, the company will reasonably accommodate employees and applicants with disabilities if the person is otherwise qualified to safely perform all of the essential functions of the position.

3️⃣ Dealing with discrimination

  • Any person who believes themselves to have been subjected to adverse discrimination on the basis of the Discrimination Characteristics is encouraged to bring the matter to the attention of the management at Obvious at the earliest practical opportunity.

  • No person will be punished, retaliated against, or limited in employment or other opportunity for exercising anything set out in this Policy, or for filing a complaint, furnishing information for, or participating in an investigation, or any other activity related to the administration of this Policy.

  • Any adverse discrimination or other action or behaviour that constitutes an offense will be reported to the police.

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