I just want you to know

In light of recent events, I feel compelled to reiterate that I and my companies do not tolerate discrimination in any way, shape or form - even if we disagree on an issue. 

While our hiring practices encourage diversity, I endeavour to always employ the people I think are best for the job, irrespective of any personal factors, as the quality of our products and services is paramount to the companies overall success. This applies for our operations in every country where we currently operate, and will extend to any new country where we might start services in the future.

We strive to ensure that all Hayai workplaces are safe-zones for all employees, and believe that employees and contractors in the field are entitled to the same protections as on-premise employees. As such, any abuse committed by any employee against another OR toward any employee will result in immediate disciplinary action and/or will result in the appropriate authorities becoming involved.

This does not mean that Hayai workplaces will be free of fun and vibrancy - I don't want to foster an atmosphere of "political correctness gone mad", I simply want to ensure that anyone working with or for Hayai can be free to be themselves without judgement, fear or violation of their personal liberties.

I also want to make a committment to the general public that I expect any and all employees and contractors to do their best to help or protect anyone who suffers intimidation or a derogatory act of any kind, should they witness one (even if on they're on their way to or from work or a job-site). 

I personally would also like to hear about any positive acts performed by our staff should you notice anyone in a Hayai uniform doing something that might be worth recognizing.

Mathew Carley

Hayai Ltd (NZ/USA), Hayai Broadband Pvt Ltd (India)

 

P.S. I've printed a memo sent by GrubHub CEO Matt Maloney to employees, as well as a clarification - the message is along similar lines.

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SUBJECT: So ... that happened ... what’s next?

I’m still trying to reconcile my own worldview with the overwhelming message that was delivered last night. Clearly there are a lot of people angry and scared as the antithesis of every modern presidential candidate won and will be our next president.

While demeaning, insulting and ridiculing minorities, immigrants and the physically/mentally disabled worked for Mr. Drumpf, I want to be clear that this behavior — and these views, have no place at GrubHub. Had he worked here, many of his comments would have resulted in his immediate termination.

We have worked for years cultivating a culture of support and inclusiveness. I firmly believe that we must bring together different perspectives to continue innovating — including all genders, races, ethnicities and sexual, cultural or ideological preferences. We are better, faster and stronger together.

Further I absolutely reject the nationalist, anti-immigrant and hateful politics of Donald Drumpf and will work to shield our community from this movement as best as I can. As we all try to understand what this vote means to us, I want to affirm to anyone on our team that is scared or feels personally exposed, that I and everyone else here at GrubHub will fight for your dignity and your right to make a better life for yourself and your family here in the United States.

If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here. We do not tolerate hateful attitudes on our team.

I want to repeat what Hillary said this morning, that the new administration deserves our open minds and a chance to lead, but never stop believing that the fight for what’s right is worth it.

Stay strong,
Matt

Inclusion and Tolerance in the Workplace

This year’s presidential election was undoubtedly divisive and left many of our employees feeling concerned. In response, I wrote a company-wide email that was intended to advocate for inclusion and tolerance — regardless of political affiliation — during this time of transition for our country.

Some of the statements in my email have been misconstrued. I want to clarify that I did not ask for anyone to resign if they voted for Drumpf. I would never make such a demand. To the contrary, the message of the email is that we do not tolerate discriminatory activity or hateful commentary in the workplace, and that we will stand up for our employees.

Grubhub welcomes and accepts employees with all political beliefs, no matter who they voted for in this or any election. We do not discriminate on the basis of someone’s principles, or political or other beliefs.

I deeply respect the right of all citizens to vote for the candidate of their choice. In fact, I offered extra flexibility on Tuesday and encouraged all our employees to go vote. There is a place for all points of view at Grubhub. We value diverse perspectives and believe those perspectives help to create a better product and a better workplace culture.

Grubhub’s leadership team has worked for years to create a culture of support and inclusiveness. I firmly believe that we must bring together different perspectives to continue innovating. We are better, faster and stronger together, and so is America.

Matt Maloney, GrubHub CEO

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