Delaware Shore Field Hockey, Inc.
November 8, 2009
Delaware Shore Field Hockey, Inc. (DSFH) believes in equal opportunity for participants. Delaware Shore Field Hockey’s success depends on the effective utilization of qualified people, regardless of their race, creed, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will not discriminate on the basis of these characteristics in any personnel or member action.
Anti-Harassment Policy Statement
This policy reaffirms Delaware Shore Field Hockey, Inc.,’s commitment to deliver program services in organizational environments that are harassment-free and respectful to its participants. Harassment is a concern for everyone and we share a responsibility to maintain a harassment-free environment. Coaches and athletes must create and maintain an organizational environment where everyone is treated professionally and with dignity and respect. Delaware Shore Field Hockey, Inc., strictly prohibits the use or abuse of official authority or position to intimidate, coerce, or harass.
Harassment is a form of discrimination, which may be based on a prohibited basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age (40 and over), mental or physical disability, political affiliation or belief, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. It is any objectionable verbal or physical conduct, comment, or display, which demeans, disparages, aggravates, intimidates, or causes humiliation or embarrassment to another person. It is conduct, which serves no legitimate work purpose, and is a reasonably known unwelcome offense.
Any participant in a Delaware Shore program, who feels that they are a victim of harassment, may submit a written complaint to any member of the Board of Directors within ten days of the incident. That Board Member will then request an emergency Board of Director meeting to investigate the incident within ten days of the receipt of the written complaint. The Board will make a determination and a decision based upon their investigation of the events in the complaint.
Approved by Board of Directors, November 8, 2009