DSP HARASSMENT POLICY
Harassment Policy* Dark Sky Percussion is committed to maintaining an environment that nourishes respect for the dignity of each member and staff. This policy is adopted (8/18) in that tradition, striving to safeguard the health and well being of all of its members and to create an environment free of discrimination and unlawful harassment. Discrimination is unwelcome conduct that that is directed at a person on the basis of their membership in a protected class; i.e. color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, martial status, public assistance status, disability, sexual orientation, age or any other status protected by law.
Harassment can include such behavior as slurs, demeaning jokes or comments, innuendoes, unwelcome compliments, pranks, stereotypical comments, derogatory descriptions or other verbal or physical conduct. Sexual harassment occurs when discrimination or unlawful harassment is sexual in nature or gender-based. Sexual harassment involves making unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other conduct of a sexual nature, where: a) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly as a basis for membership b) such conduct interferes with an individual’s performance or creates an intimidating, offensive, or hostile environment. Sexually harassing conduct may include use of suggestive sexual comments, jokes, or innuendo; persistent, unwanted flirtation or invitations for dates or other social activities; unwelcome sexual advances or passes; sexual remarks or questions about a person’s body, clothing or sexual activities; patting, pinching, or other offensive touching; or displays of sexually suggestive pictures or objects.
Members (or Staff) can report discrimination or harassment concerns/accusations regarding a staff member and/or peer via the online reporting page link on the Members Only page. Your report can be done anonymously if preferred. WGI is also adding a reporting link to their website. A report may also include inappropriate conduct experienced while at a Dark Sky rehearsal or performance by someone not affiliated with Dark Sky: i.e. an employee of a host school, SCPA or WGI employee or volunteer, parent from our or any organization.
All reports are to be taken seriously and are delivered via email to Dark Sky Director and the Dark Sky Board President.