Sexual Harassment Policy


Sexual Harassment Policy

Tucker Brewing has a zero tolerance for sexism, sexual harassment or discrimination of any kind in our brewery. All of our employees have a right to be free from sexual harassment. Tucker Brewing does not condone actions, words, jokes or comments that are sexually harassing or coercive. Sexual Harassment encompasses any sexual attention, from either gender, that is unwanted and is defined as unwelcome advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: (1) Submission is made an express or implied term or condition of employment or continued employment. (2) Submission to or rejection of the behavior is used to make an employment decision (such as hiring or promotion). (3) The conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a person’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment for work, including harassment in the workplace from an outside party, such as a vendor.

Sexual harassment may take many forms, for example: Physical assault. Direct or implied threats that submission to sexual advances will be a condition of employment, work schedule, promotion, job assignments, evaluation, wages or any other condition of employment. Direct propositions of a sexual nature. Comments of a sexual nature. Sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes or anecdotes. Unnecessary touching, patting, hugging or brushing against a person’s body. Remarks of a sexual nature about a person’s clothing, body, sexual activity or previous sexual experience.

Employees need to be concerned not only with the intent of their actions of this kind but also the effects; while sexual harassment involves repeated, unwanted sexual attention, persons involved in isolated or inadvertent incidents demonstrate insensitivity toward others. Repeated occurrences will be considered intentional violations of the policy. Anyone who feels it necessary to discuss what may appear to be sexual harassment should report the harassment promptly to at least two people who are in a supervisory or management capacity. Your report will be kept as confidential as possible. A prompt and thorough investigation will be made. If a claim is substantiated, Tucker Brewing will take immediate and appropriate action, including discipline and possible termination.

  • Bullying is generally defined as acts of verbal abuse, aggression, and/or intimidation toward a co-worker and/or customers. Examples may include mistreatment, intimidation, sabotage of another’s work, humiliation or threatening behavior.
  • Reporting: Any employee who feels that they have been harassed, discriminated against, or bullied, or has witnessed or become aware of such behavior in violation of these policies, is to bring the matter to the immediate attention of a manager or owners. If an employee is not comfortable reporting the behavior to a manager, they are encouraged to report it directly to the owners.
  • Confidentiality: Complaints will be treated confidentially, to the fullest extent possible. Information will be shared with others only on a strict “need to know” basis.
  • No employee shall be retaliated against for making a complaint in good faith or for participating in an investigation of such complaint.

If you have any concerns, complaints, or would love to speak with a member of our staff, please email our team directly at info@tuckerbrewing.com.