ARTICLE XVI – HARASSMENT
Section 1 – General Policy Statement
Nevermore Edit Writing Club has zero tolerance for harassment of any kind.
Harassment is a form of discrimination and is against the law. Nevermore Edits has zero tolerance for harassment on any basis including race, gender, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity expression, age, color, political affiliation, parental status, mental or physical disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, citizenship status, creed, national origin, marital status, military service, and veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law. Harassment may occur when a member is treated differently because of their membership or identification with one of the categories listed above. Slurs and other verbal or physical conduct relating to an individual’s gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other basis constitute harassment when it has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.
Nevermore Edits Writing Club reserves the right to sever ties with any individual or organization in accordance with this statement of policy. By way of accepting membership to the Board of the Club, or election to one of the various Officer positions, individuals assert their understanding that they are responsible for and required to report—to an appropriate law enforcement agency—any and all activities which would appear to violate local, state, or federal laws.
Section 2 – Sexual Harassment
Acts which are considered to constitute sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:
a) unwelcome sexual advances,
b) requests for sexual favors, and
c) other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature where submission to such conduct is either an expressed or implied term or condition of continued participation;
d) submission to or rejection of such conduct is to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment; or
e) bias, either against or in favor of, an individual as the result of such behavior;
f) generally inappropriate conduct or behavior that, in the best judgement of the person who witnesses it or hears it, constitutes misconduct.
Sexual harassment guidelines apply equally to all genders. This policy extends to every member. Accordingly, sexual harassment will not be tolerated. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, behavior that is unwelcome or offensive, one-sided (not reciprocated) and repetitive (except in cases of sexual assault), produces an intimidating environment, or makes the recipient feel powerless to stop it; whether or not sexual harassment exists depends on the recipient’s perception of these conditions, not the initiator’s intent or perception.
If you wish to lodge a harassment complaint, please contact a member of the Harassment Committee.
Donna A. Leahey - Chair - email@example.com