Freedom from discrimination and harassment is the right of every person involved with EPAC in any manner. Each person, including staff, cast members, production teams, interns, and volunteers, will be treated with respect and dignity at all times.
EPAC has zero tolerance for all forms of discrimination and harassment and prohibits engaging in any form of discrimination or harassment. Further, EPAC will take appropriate action when anyone is found to have engaged in unlawful or discriminatory practices. Appropriate conduct is required from everyone at every level of the organization and in all relationships, including recruitment, selection, hiring, auditioning, rental organizations and other service providers.
Anyone engaging in any form of discrimination or harassment will be subject to disciplinary action. Further, EPAC will provide an environment with open communication so that complaints or concerns can be heard, reviewed, and acted upon.
EPAC prohibits indirect harassment which is defined as any comments or conduct (including comments or conduct that are condoned or allowed to continue when brought to the attention of management) that create a discriminatory work environment. The comments or conduct could be made indirectly or stated through a virtual platform and need not be directed at a specific person to create a problem.
This policy prohibits discrimination or harassment based on the following grounds:
● Gender Identity
● Gender Expression
● Sex (Including pregnancy & breastfeeding)
● Sexual orientation
● Familial Status
● Marital Status/Relationship Status
● Ethnic/National Origins
● Religious creed
● Military status
● Genetic information
● Disability (including mental, physical, developmental, or learning disabilities)
● Association or relationship with a person identified by one of the above grounds.
● And any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law