Yesterday, we received a question via Twitter about the appearance of “(m/f)” on our job postings:
It’s a pertinent question about a subject we take very seriously at Fyber (formerly SponsorPay), so here’s a detailed explanation:
As a German company, we’re required to abide by German employment law. The Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz (AGG), or General Act on Equal Treatment (English version here: http://www.agg-ratgeber.de/files/pdf/AGG_en.pdf), protects both current and potential employees against any discrimination on the basis of race or ethnic origin, gender, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation. In particular, the “(m/f)” designation in our postings indicates we’re in compliance with the law (specifically Section 7) and do not discriminate on the basis of gender.
Of course, legal obligations aside, we’re incredibly proud of the immense diversity in our team and community (including our local Rails Girls chapter). In case you missed it, Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle also featured Fyber (formerly SponsorPay) recently in a piece on international diversity.
If you have any further questions/comments for us, please do not hesitate to get in touch at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you.