Pipeline-Collective's Anti-Harassment Policy

Pipeline-Collective is committed to maintaining a safe and supportive environment free of harassment. The following policy is in keeping with the values necessary to sustain a creative workspace.

All Pipeline-Collective collaborators consent to uphold this policy.

Definitions

Pipeline-Collective enforces this policy in accordance with the following definitions and guidelines:

Collaborator - Any individual who works with Pipeline-Collective in any capacity. This includes but is not limited to directors, performers, designers, production team members, technical support, and interns. 

 

Harassment - For purposes of this policy, harassment is any verbal or physical conduct designed to threaten, intimidate, or coerce any of the company’s collaborators. Pipeline-Collective prohibits harassment of any kind, including sexual harassment, and will take appropriate and immediate action in response to complaints or knowledge of violations of this policy.

 

Sexual harassment – Using definitions provided by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as a guide, sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for employment decisions or such conduct has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.

 

Retaliation - Retaliation or attempted retaliation in response to lodging a complaint or invoking the complaint process is a violation of this policy and could result in termination of one’s collaborator status with Pipeline-Collective.

Roles and Responsibilities

All persons collaborating with Pipeline-Collective are expected to uphold and abide by this policy, both by refraining from any form of harassment and by cooperating fully in any investigation of a harassment complaint.

Individuals in a leadership position (producers, production directors, and stage managers) have the additional responsibility to act immediately on observations or allegations of harassment or discrimination. These same individuals are responsible for creating and maintaining a harassment-free environment, and they should address potential problems before they become serious.  

 

Pipeline-Collective is committed to the production of visceral and dynamic theatre that at times may contain content of a sexual or violent nature. If at any time a collaborator feels unsafe or uncomfortable, they should address their concerns via the complaint procedure.

 

Complaint Process

Pipeline-Collective will be respectful towards any person who invokes this complaint procedure, and the company will handle all complaints swiftly and confidentially to the extent possible. Because of the damaging nature of harassment to the victims and to the entire theatre community, aggrieved collaborators are strongly urged to use this procedure.

 

Complaint Procedure

An individual who feels harassed or retaliated against may initiate the complaint process by speaking with the production’s director, the production stage manager, or one of Pipeline-Collective’s Producing Artistic Directors.

 

Any collaborator or member of the production team who has been informed of or has observed a breach of this policy is expected to promptly inform one of the Producing Artistic Directors.

 

Subsequent steps in this procedure will vary due to the sensitivity of harassment complaints. The individual(s) who initiated the complaint process will be notified of these steps and actions taken to resolve the complaint.

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