The Liberators Training Center

Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Policy

 

The Liberators Training Center, hereinafter referred to as LTC, is committed to creating and maintaining a community free of sexual violence, sexual harassment, and discrimination. Sexual violence and sexual harassment violate both law and LTC policy. Any member of the LTC Community, hereinafter including but not limited to, teachers, students, volunteers, administrators, audience members, and performers, may report conduct that may constitute sexual violence, sexual harassment, retaliation, and other prohibited behavior. LTC will respond promptly and equitably to such reports, and will take appropriate corrective action to stop, prevent, and remedy the prohibited conduct, and when necessary, to discipline the respondent. 

 

Sexual harassment consists of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or unwanted sexual attention by anyone associated with LTC, or LTC Community, whether male or female, in person, online, via telephone call or texting, both during, and outside of class hours. Harassment may include references to advancement status or may serve to create a hostile, intimidating or uncomfortable work or academic environment. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, obscene jokes, lewd comments, sexual depictions, repeated requests for dates, repeatedly standing too close to, or brushing up against someone, touching, or other sexual conduct committed either on or off LTC premises.

In addition to sexual harassment, discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex- or gender-stereotyping, sexual orientation age, or disability, violates law and LTC policy. Such discrimination may also contribute to the creation of a hostile work or academic environment based on sex and thus constitute or contribute to sexual harassment. Harassment that may not be sexual, but still contributes to a hostile work or academic environment, also violates LTC policy. Harassing conduct includes but is not limited to: Epithets, negative stereotyping, slurs, threatening or intimidating acts, written or graphic material that denigrates or shows hostility toward an individual or group because of the above characteristics. 

 

If you feel you have been a victim of sexual harassment, or discrimination of any kind, take the following action:

  1. If you are able to do so without conflict or danger, tell the harasser as clearly as possible that the behavior is unwelcome.

  2. Report the behavior to the LTC Harassment and Discrimination Coordinator: Amanda Bishop LiberatorsClasses@gmail.com.

If you have witnessed sexual harassment, you are urged to report the incident so that prompt action may be taken. 

All complaints will be promptly and thoroughly investigated. LTC, including all persons to whom a violation of this Harassment Policy has been reported and those made aware of a complaint, must maintain confidentiality, to the extent possible given the need to investigate.

LTC expressly forbids any retaliation against anyone associated with LTC, or any LTC Community, for reporting sexual harassment. If, however, the company finds that false charges have been filed, disciplinary action may be taken against anyone who provides false information.

All members of the LTC Community, including but not limited to teachers, students, administrators, volunteers, audience members, and performers, are required to comply with this policy. Everyone is expected to behave professionally and to exercise good judgment in work-related relationships, whether with fellow employees, students, business colleagues, or members of the public with whom they come into contact in the course of official duties. Further, teachers and current students at LTC are not to engage in romantic or sexual relationships. 

Finally, all members of the LTC Community are expected to take appropriate measures to prevent sexual harassment. Unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature should be stopped before it becomes severe or pervasive and rises to a violation of law.

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