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The Muse Writers Center
No Harassment Policy

The Muse Writers Center strives to provide a professional and congenial work and learning environment and will take all necessary steps to ensure that the environment remains pleasant for all. An integral part of this type of environment is for all participants to treat each other with courtesy, consideration and professionalism.

The Muse prohibits harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other factor prohibited by law. The Muse will not tolerate harassment of any employee, student, teacher, intern, event attendee, or volunteer by any other employee, supervisor, vendor, student, teacher, intern, event attendee, or participant. Harassment can occur, and is prohibited, both in the workplace and off the premises, including at social activities conducted or sponsored by The Muse or at events where The Muse is participating.

All employees, teachers, students, interns, event attendees, and volunteers of The Muse must comply with this policy. Violations of the policy will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of the relationship with the Muse.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is defined as any unwelcome or unwanted sexual advance, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature from someone that creates discomfort and/or interferes with the job or learning experience.

Conduct constitutes sexual harassment when:

Though sexual harassment encompasses a wide range of conduct, some examples of specifically prohibited conduct include the following:

Harassment Other than Sexual Harassment

Harassment, other than sexual harassment, is verbal or physical conduct that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other factor prohibited by law when the conduct:

Such harassment may include, but is not limited to:

Criticism of a participant’s work in a classroom setting is not generally considered harassment in violation of this policy. Appropriate standards of behavior as described above are expected in all classroom settings. If any participant is uncomfortable with the content of a class discussion or material exchanged, please communicate these concerns to the Executive Director.

Procedure for Complaints

If anyone associated with the Muse believes that he or she has been subject to, or has observed, an incident of harassment or unwelcome attention as described above, he or she may address the situation directly and immediately to the harasser, if possible. If the inappropriate conduct does not cease, or if the employee, teacher, student, intern, participant, or volunteer is unable to address, or is uncomfortable with addressing, the alleged harasser directly, he or she should report the incident to the Executive Director, who will immediately notify the Human Resources Committee of the Board of Directors (the “HR Committee”), which will undertake an investigation into the incident. If the incident involves the Executive Director, the incident should instead be reported directly to a member of the HR Committee. The members of the HR Committee are identified on the website posting identifying the Board of Directors.

It is important to report any and all concerns of harassment or inappropriate conduct as soon as possible. The Muse must be made aware of the situation so that it can conduct an immediate and impartial investigation and take appropriate action to remediate or prevent the prohibited conduct from continuing. Reports will be handled confidentially to the extent possible; however, the identity of the complainant is usually revealed to the respondent and witnesses. The Muse will take steps to ensure that the complainant is protected from retaliation during the period of investigation. All information pertaining to a complaint of harassment and the investigation into the same will be maintained in secure files separate from an employee’s personnel file and teacher/student files and will only be shared on a need-to-know basis.

The Muse prohibits retaliation against any individual bringing forth a good faith complaint, assisting in an investigation, opposing harassment or otherwise exercising rights protected by law. Any employee, teacher, student, intern, participant, or volunteer who violates The Muse’s policies against discrimination, harassment or retaliation will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including immediate discharge from employment or participation in the organization’s classes and programs.

If you have any questions about this policy or its application, or about harassment of any form, you are encouraged to contact The Muse’s Executive Committee at board@the-muse.org.


The Muse Writers Center
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The Muse Writers Center ("The Muse") is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to prohibit unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other factor prohibited by law.

The Muse is dedicated to both the letter and spirit of the equal employment opportunity laws. Specifically, we are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified persons to all job titles without unlawful discrimination and to administering all personnel actions, and social learning and recreational programs, without unlawful discrimination. All participants, applicants, independent contractors and employees will be evaluated on the basis of their ability, experience, competence, qualifications, references, and performance of their positions.


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