Policy Against Harassment
It is the policy of Stage 62 to maintain an environment free from all forms of harassment, intimidation, and discrimination including those based on age, sex/gender, race, color, disability, nationality, religious preference, sexual orientation or status as a veteran.
Unlawful harassment includes, without limitation, verbal harassment (epithets, derogatory statements and slurs), physical harassment (assault, physical interference with normal work or environment), visual harassment (posters, cartoons and drawings) and innuendo. Harassment of volunteers or customers is prohibited.
Unlawful sexual harassment is also prohibited. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical contact and other verbal or physical contact, or visual forms of harassment of a sexual nature, when submission to such conduct is either explicitly or implicitly made a term or condition of participation in any Stage 62 event, or when such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's volunteer tasks or performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment. Such conduct is a serious violation of Stage 62 rules and will result in disciplinary action, up to and including removal from a production, and revoking of Stage 62 membership.
Any person who believes he or she has been subjected to harassment should tell the other person that the conduct is unwelcome and must cease immediately. If the conduct persists, the complaining person may file a Complaint with the Director or Producer of a specific production and/or the President or Vice President of Stage 62, and a prompt, thorough and fair investigation will then be made. Investigations will be conducted, insofar as reasonably possible, to protect the parties' privacy. If Stage 62 determines that there has been harassment in violation of this policy, it will take prompt corrective action. If the complaining person or persons against whom the Complaint is addressed is dissatisfied with Stage 62's response, either person can request a review by the Board of Directors if it is made within ten (10) calendar days of the previous decision.
Stage 62 will not tolerate retaliation against any volunteer or members who complains of harassment or provides information in connection with any such complaint. Any incidents of further harassment or any incidents of retaliation should be reported immediately to the President or Vice President of Stage 62.