Seattle Events, a Non-Profit Corporation DBA Seattle Hempfest and Hempfest Central (“Hempfest”) comply with applicable Federal and State civil rights laws and do not discriminate, exclude people, or treat them differently on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, political identity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Hempfest is committed in all areas to providing a work environment that is free from harassment. Harassment based upon an individual’s sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion or any other legally protected characteristics will not be tolerated. All staff, including supervisors and volunteers, are expected and required to abide by this policy. No person will be adversely affected or retaliated against 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.
If an employee or volunteer feels that he or she has been harassed on the basis of his or her sex, race, national origin, ethnic background, or any other legally protected characteristic they should immediately report the matter to their supervisor, human resources, Staff Services, or a Hempfest board member. 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.