Big Heart Brigade, Inc
Non-Discrimination Statement and Policy
Adopted by the Board of Directors on November 16, 2020
Big Heart Brigade, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, volunteers, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
Big Heart Brigade, Inc is an all-volunteer entity. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in volunteer, recruitment, advertisements for volunteers, applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
We are committed in all areas to providing a
work environment that is free from harassment. Harassment based upon an individual’s sex, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion or any other legally protected characteristics will not be tolerated. All volunteers including supervisors and other management personnel, are expected and required to abide by this policy. No person will be adversely affected with our organization as a result of bringing complaints of unlawful harassment.
Sexual harassment is behavior of a sexual nature that is unwelcome and offensive to the person or persons it is targeted toward. Examples of harassing behavior may include unwanted physical contact, foul language of an offensive sexual nature, sexual propositions, sexual jokes or remarks, obscene gestures, and displays of pornographic or sexually explicit pictures, drawings, or caricatures. Use of our computer system for the purpose of viewing, displaying, or disseminating material that is sexual in nature may also constitute harassing behavior.
If a volunteer feels that he or she has been harassed on the basis of his or her sex, sexual orientation, race, national origin, ethnic background, or any other legally protected characteristic they should immediately report the matter to the Chairman of the Board. If that person is not available, or if the volunteer feels it would be unproductive to inform that person, the volunteer should immediately contact the founder of Big Heart Brigade. Once the matter has been reported it will be promptly investigated and any necessary corrective action will be taken where appropriate. All complaints of unlawful harassment will be handled in as discreet and confidential a manner as is possible under the circumstances. The procedure for reporting incidents of harassing behavior is not intended to impair, replace, or limit the right of any volunteer to seek a remedy under available state or federal law by immediately reporting the matter to the appropriate state or federal agency.
Disciplinary Measures for Harassment
Any volunteer engaging in improper harassing behavior will be subject to disciplinary action, including the possible dismissal and removed from future volunteer opportunities. Not every instance of harassing behavior will warrant immediate termination, but some may.