Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

This code of conduct applies to all brewery spaces and events, both online and offline. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be expelled from these spaces or events at the discretion of the team.

While this Code of Conduct generally applies to be within our own space, this code also includes any external community events we are a part of including: sampling events, festivals and farmers markets.

 

OUR COMMITMENT

Bobcaygeon Brewing Company is dedicated to providing a safe experience for staff, customers and community partners. We will not tolerate any discrimination, bullying, intimidation or harassment (see below). We will encourage and promote the inclusive language and phrases, as well as using correct pronouns when informed of them and to create a comfortable space for everyone. We also commit to celebrating everyone as unique individuals.

We commit ourselves to be open to learning as an ongoing and everchanging process. We understand that in order to ensure the comfort and safety of everyone, we need to be open to learn and be willing to understand and empathize with others needs and situations.

 

HARASSMENT INCLUDES:

  • Offensive comments related to visible and invisible factors that make us unique, this could include: Race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, abilities or disabilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, mental illness, age, citizenship status or visible/non-visible pregnancy.
  • Intentional use of a slur, derogatory phrase, or misgendering (including use of dead [rejected] name).
  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, family choices, drugs, and employment.
  • Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behavior, or unwanted sexual attention
  • Physical contact and simulated physical contact (ie online) without consent or after a request to stop.
  • Threats of violence or encouragement of violence whether its verbal, physical, sexual, psychological, financial or faith-based.
  • Deliberate intimidation.
  • Stalking including in person or online.
  • Sustained disruption of discussion.
  • Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others.
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease.
  • Deliberate “outing”, or the threat of “outing” any aspect of a person’s identity or lifestyle choices.

 

REPORTING

If you are being harassed by a member of our staff, notice that someone else is being harassed, or otherwise feel uncomfortable/unsafe, please contact Richard Wood,  President, at , or alternatively Vince Castronovo, Co-Founder, at . They will respond as promptly as they can.

We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we’ve received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them.

 

FOLLOW UP

If you are informed of a report against you, please keep an open mind. We understand that everyone is constantly learning and we will support any process to encourage learning and growing. You are given one warning to stop any harassing behavior and are expected to comply immediately.

If you continue the harassing behavior, any action deemed appropriate will be taken, up to and including expulsion from all Bobcaygeon Brewing Company spaces or events and identification of you as a harasser to other involved parties.