At our Firm we are committed to creating a work environment in which everyone is empowered to develop, to contribute, and to succeed. As a Firm, we see diversity and inclusion as the right thing to do. 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 are building at our fund.
We are committed to maintaining a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices, including harassment. We expect that all relationships among persons in the workplace will be free of bias, prejudice and harassment. Therefore, it is the firm’s policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race; color; religion or creed; sex; age; disability; military or veteran status; national origin or ancestry; citizenship status; genetic information; marital and partnership status; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; height; weight; or any other characteristic protected by law. The Firm prohibits and will not tolerate any such discrimination or harassment.
We believe in treating each applicant for employment fairly and with dignity, and are committed to actualizing our Mission Statement in our recruiting strategy. The right way to attract, retain, and develop the best talent in our industry who share our passion is to base our employment decisions on merit, experience, and potential, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, family care status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, and we pledge to do so.
We believe in providing opportunities that enable our employees to develop to their fullest potential. We encourage you to seek out informal mentors both within the firm and the industry, who may give you advice on, and champion opportunities for, your career progression. We also encourage you to take advantage of all available training opportunities related to your work. As you progress in your job, you are encouraged to ask your manager about other opportunities for growth.
V. Participation in Outside Not-for-Profit Activities and Reserve Duty We encourage the participation of employees in not-for-profit organizations and in building communities outside the workplace. We also fully respect and encourage all employees’ full participation in reserve duty services and an obligation to serve in the reserves will in no way adversely impact a potential candidate’s employment prospects at Vintage.