Statement on Harassment for Employees and Interns
Statement on Harassment for Employees and Interns. Loren Weisman and all key affiliates including but not limited to Elle Double You Preproductions, summarized as The LW Group Policy Statement on Harassment is listed below.
Statement on Harassment
The LW Group seeks to provide a work environment that is free from intimidation and harassment. Harassment and intimidation can arise from a broad range of physical or verbal behavior which can include, but is not limited to, the following Statement of Harassment Elements:
Unwelcome sexual advances or touching
Sexual comments or sexual jokes
Requests for sexual favors used as a condition of employment or affecting any personnel decision such as hiring, promotion or compensation
Display of sexually explicit or otherwise offensive posters, calendars or materials.
The LW Group prohibits any form of harassment relating to age, race, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion and the other protected categories by employees, co-workers and supervisors, and views such actions very seriously. Such harassment or similar unacceptable activities that could become a condition of employment or a basis for personnel decisions, or which create a hostile environment, are specifically prohibited. These are strictly enforced and laid out in the Statement on Harassment.
Statement on Harassment – Sexual: Sexual harassment is a particular form of employee misconduct which requires more explanation. All employees must be allowed to work in an environment free from unsolicited and unwelcome sexual overtures. Sexual harassment does not refer to occasional compliments or other generally acceptable social behavior. It refers to behavior which is not welcome, personally offensive, undermines or weakens morale and, therefore, unreasonably interferes with the work effectiveness of its victim and their co-workers.
Statement on Harassment: Sexual harassment may include such conduct as:
Offensive, sex-oriented verbal “kidding”, jokes or abuse;
Pressure for sexual activity;
Offensive, unwanted physical contact such as patting, pinching or repeated brushing against another’s body;
Demands for sexual favors, accompanied by implied or overt promises of preferential treatment concerning an individual’s employment status.
The objective of this “no harassment” policy is to create a positive working environment which is free from hostile, offensive, intimidating or harassing conduct that unreasonably interferes with an employee’s work on account of any of the types of harassment described above. The target of this policy is the prevention of unwelcome conduct. Employees should be aware of any conduct on their part which could be construed as welcoming conduct directed at them which the employee might actually consider to be unwelcome.
In some situations, a person may not realize that his or her behavior is inappropriate or unwelcome. Employees who consider any person’s behavior to be inconsistent with these guidelines are encouraged to tell that person that his or her behavior is considered inappropriate and that conduct stop. Persons told to do so should comply immediately and graciously with such requests.
Statement on Harassment – Discrimination and Harassment.
The LW Group is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and prohibits all forms of unlawful harassment and discrimination based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, mental or physical disability, or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all areas of employment including, for example, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation and benefits. Employees may not discriminate against or harass any other employee, applicant, customer, vendor or visitor. This policy applies to all employees including non-supervisory personnel, supervisors, managers and executives. It also applies to non-employees who have business contact with employees.
Statement on Harassment – Actions: Any employee who is the subject of, who has knowledge of, or who witnesses any possible prohibited harassment or discrimination should immediately bring such information to the attention of any one or more of the following persons: Loren Weisman or Brandon Powers. The LW Group will continue its practice of taking prompt steps to investigate concerns regarding prohibited harassment and discrimination and, where appropriate, take prompt corrective action. The LW Group will handle reports of such alleged misconduct with sensitivity to concerns for confidentiality, reputation and privacy, as is practicable.
Employees may not take any kind of retaliatory action against an employee who has made a good faith complaint about harassment or discrimination prohibited by this policy. It is the responsibility of every employee of The LW Group to follow this policy conscientiously.
Statement on Harassment – Sexual Harassment
The LW Group prohibits all forms of sexual harassment, including verbal, non-verbal and physical conduct. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, non-verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature where:
Submission to such conduct is made an express or implied term or condition of employment;
Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for employment decisions;
Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.
Statement on Harassment – Definitions: This definition includes many forms of offensive behavior. It also includes harassment of a person by another person of the same gender. No employee of Brain Grenade Entertainment LLC has the authority to condition any employment term, condition or benefit upon either the granting of sexual favors or on tolerating unwelcome sexual conduct or any other conduct prohibited by this policy. Examples of prohibited conduct include but are not limited to:
Offering employment benefits, such as favorable assignments, reviews, promotions or the like, in exchange for sexual favors;
Denying or threatening to deny employment benefits for rejecting sexual advances;
Unwanted sexual advances, propositions, flirtations or repeated unwanted requests for or efforts to make social contact;
Verbal conduct of a sexual or gender-based nature, such as using sexually degrading, vulgar or discriminatory words to describe an individual, making sexually suggestive comments about an individual’s body, discussing sexual activity, or making derogatory sexual, gender-related or discriminatory comments, slurs, taunts, jokes or epithets;
Statement on Harassment Continued….
Non-verbal conduct of a sexual or gender-based nature, such as whistling, unwelcome staring, leering, displaying sexually suggestive, gender-based or discriminatorily-based objects, pictures, posters or cartoons, making sexual, derogatory, obscene or discriminatory gestures, or giving, sending or circulating sexual, derogatory, obscene or discriminatory letters, e-mail messages, voicemail messages, gifts, notes or invitations;
Unwelcome physical conduct of a sexual or gender-based nature, such as touching, patting, pinching, brushing the body, or impending or blocking an individual’s movements;
Retaliating or threatening retaliation for protesting about sexually harassing or gender-based conduct or for making a complaint about such behavior.
Statement on Harassment – Other Forms of Harassment
The LW Group prohibits all forms of unlawful harassment based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other basis protected by law, including verbal, non-verbal and physical conduct.
Statement of Harassment Examples of prohibited conduct include but are not limited to:
Verbal conduct of a discriminatory nature, such as using degrading, vulgar or discriminatory words to describe an individual, or making derogatory discriminatory comments, slurs, taunts, jokes or epithets (i.e., those which are based upon race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religious belief, national origin, ancestry, marital status, mental or physical disability); Non-verbal conduct of a discriminatory nature, such as making derogatory or discriminatory gestures, displaying discriminatorily based objects, pictures, posters or cartoons, or giving, sending or circulating derogatory or discriminatory letters, e-mail messages, voice-mail messages, gifts, notes or invitations;
Retaliating or threatening retaliation for protesting about harassing conduct or for making a complaint about such behavior. This Statement of Harassment was updated on October 10th, 2013.