Code of Conduct
Round Trip Brewing exists to bring people together. Our environment will be fun and safe for everyone- staff and visitors alike. We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of employees, customers, or vendors in any form.
At Round Trip Brewing, we are committed to providing a positive work environment where everyone can be a successful contributor and social environment where everyone is welcome. To that end, each of us should expect and has a responsibility to uphold, a workplace and culture that is free of harassment, discrimination, misconduct, abusive conduct, and retaliation.
It is the policy of Round Trip Brewing that harassment in the workplace based on a person’s race and/or color, religion, ancestry, national origin and/or citizenship, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, transgender status, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, military status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws will not be tolerated.
Unlawful harassment includes verbal or physical conduct and any actions (directly or indirectly) that are unwelcome and has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.
- derogatory or insensitive jokes, pranks, or comments;
- slurs or nicknames;
- nonverbal behavior such as staring, leering, or gestures;
- ridiculing or demeaning comments;
- innuendos or veiled threats;
- displaying or sharing offensive images such as posters, videos, photos, cartoons, screensavers, emails, or drawings that are derogatory;
- offensive comments about appearance, or other personal or physical characteristics, such as comments on someone’s physical disability or religious attire; or
- unnecessary or unwanted bodily contact such as blocking normal movement, or physically interfering with the work of another individual.
This policy applies to all employees including managers, supervisors, co-workers, and non-staff such as community employees, customers, clients, vendors, consultants, etc.
One aspect of our policy that requires special clarification is our prohibition of any form of sexual harassment in the workplace.
Sexual Harassment Policy
Round Trip Brewing’s position is that sexual harassment is a form of misconduct which undermines the integrity of the employment relationship. Sexual harassment can happen regardless of gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or transgender status of the individuals involved, and can, for example, occur between same-sex individuals as well as between opposite-sex individuals.
As with all forms of unlawful harassment, sexual harassment, whether committed by supervisory or non-supervisory employees, is specifically prohibited as unlawful and against Round Trip Brewing’s stated policy. Specifically, no supervisor shall threaten or insinuate, either explicitly or implicitly, that an employee’s submission to or rejection of sexual advances will in any way influence any personnel decision regarding that employee’s employment, wages, advancement, assigned duties, shifts, or any other condition of employment, or career development.
Round Trip Brewing also prohibits other sexually harassing conduct in the workplace that may create an offensive work environment, whether it be in the form of physical or verbal written/electronic harassment, and regardless of whether committed by supervisory or non-supervisory employees. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Repeated offensive or unwelcome sexual flirtations, advances, propositions,
- Unwanted comments about appearance, or other personal or physical characteristics, such as sexually charged comments, words, jokes, pranks, intimidation, or sexually degrading words used to describe an individual or an individual’s body,
- Unwanted verbal or physical advances, sexually explicit derogatory statements, or sexually discriminatory remarks that are offensive or objectionable to the recipient, that cause the recipient discomfort or humiliation, and/or that interfere with the recipient’s job performance,
- The display in the workplace of sexually suggestive images such as posters, videos, photos, cartoons, screensavers, calendars, emails, or drawings that are obscene or sexual in nature,
- Unnecessary or unwanted bodily contact such as groping or massaging, blocking normal movement, or physically interfering with the work of another individual,
- Threats or demands that a person submit to sexual requests as a condition of continued employment or to avoid some other loss and offers of employment-related benefits in return for sexual favors.
Such conduct may constitute harassment even if it is not directed at a particular individual but takes place within such person’s viewing or hearing. Additionally, such conduct is unacceptable in the workplace as well as other workplace environments, such as company trips, social gatherings outside of work, training programs, or company-related social events.
Employees who have complaints of unlawful harassment or who become aware of an incident whether by witnessing it or being told of it should report such conduct to their immediate supervisor immediately. If this is not appropriate, employees are urged to report the misconduct to Amy Mycoskie. Such internal complaints will be thoroughly, promptly, and objectively investigated. Confidentiality will be maintained throughout the investigatory process to the extent practical and appropriate under the circumstances.
Upon completing the investigation of a harassment complaint, Round Trip Brewing will communicate its intended actions to the complainant and to the alleged harasser. If Round Trip Brewing finds that harassment occurred, the harasser will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. That employee may also be subject to legal and financial liability.
Round Trip Brewing prohibits any employee from retaliating against or intimidating in any way anyone who has raised any concern about, or who is serving as a witness to, sexual harassment or discrimination against another individual. Retaliation is when someone penalizes another person for filing a claim and can include, but is not limited to the following:
- Keeping an employee from attending meetings or other events the business hosts,
- Transferring an employee to a different department or work location,
- Withholding a raise or promotion,
- Giving a performance evaluation that is lower than it should be,
- Making the employee’s work environment feel unsafe or uncomfortable, and
- Limiting the number of hours the employee works.
Retaliation is a violation of this policy as well as federal and state law and should be reported immediately to your immediate supervisor or a member of management.
When possible, Round Trip Brewing encourages individuals who believe they are being subjected to such conduct to promptly advise the offender that their behavior is unwelcome and request that it be discontinued. Often this action alone will resolve the problem. Round Trip Brewing recognizes, however, that an individual may prefer to pursue the matter through the complaint procedures.
Once Round Trip Brewing becomes aware of the existence of harassment, it is obligated by law to take prompt action, whether or not the victim wants Round Trip Brewing to do so.
Harassment Complaint Procedure
Any employee who believes they have been harassed or has witnessed or heard about a potential violation of the anti-harassment and sexual harassment policies should report the conduct so that we can take steps to remedy any violations of the policies. Managers are required to promptly report any complaint that they receive or any harassment that they observe.
If you suspect harassment, discrimination, bullying, or retaliation has occurred, you are encouraged (and managers are required) to report the behavior in the following ways:
- Talk to your lead bartender if you need immediate assistance,
- To Amy Mycoskie or, if this is not appropriate,
- Via the employee reporting platform, WeVow.
In cases where employees face imminent danger, they should remove themselves from the dangerous situation and call for emergency assistance.
Any person who uses this complaint procedure will be treated with dignity, respect, and professionalism. All complaints will be promptly investigated, and the appropriate corrective action will be taken as determined by management. The complaint will be kept as confidential as practicable; however, Round Trip Brewing cannot guarantee anonymity in light of the need to conduct a fair and complete investigation of all complaints.
If you feel you have experienced or witnessed any harassment, discrimination, misconduct, abusive conduct, and retaliation, you are strongly urged to follow this reporting and complaint procedure as soon as possible.