Code of conduct
Amicus Brewing Ventures (ABV) seeks to foster a safe, welcoming, environment for all our employees and guests. As a neighborhood brewery/taproom, we are committed to doing our part to cultivate a neighborly space for our community, irrespective of a person’s race, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, nationality, body size, physical and mental abilities, marital or family status, socioeconomic status, and other expressed identities or characteristics.
Hospitality is at the heart of who we are and of the experience we hope to offer our guests and employees. A hospitable space is a space that is free from all forms of harassment, in which people from diverse backgrounds feel welcome to be themselves without fear of mistreatment.
We love craft beer and craft beer culture. At its best, craft beer helps cultivate space for social connection and community cohesion. Creating this kind of atmosphere requires a mutual commitment to respecting each other’s basic dignity and worth. We are committed to providing the most hospitable space possible; we need your help to make that happen.
Harassment is defined in this policy as any unwanted verbal, visual, or physical conduct based on a person’s race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion. Some examples of harassment include:
offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion
deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names
bullying, such as repeated verbal, physical, and/or social behavior that intends to cause physical, social, and/or psychological harm, especially in situations of imbalances of power relations
violence, threats of violence, and/or incitement of violence, including encouraging self-harm and/or suicide
deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent except as necessary to protect vulnerable people from intentional abuse
stalking and/or following
Sexual harassment is defined in this policy as harassment on the basis of sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, and/or sexual orientation. Such harassment may be verbal, visual, or physical. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome conduct that is either sexual in nature or directed at an individual on the basis of their sex, gender, and/or sexual orientation. Examples of sexual harassment include:
unwanted sexual comments, advances, attention, and/or unwelcome demands for dates
unwanted physical contact and/or simulated physical contact without consent or after a
request to stop
sexually oriented jokes, pictures, texts, or email messages
explicit or degrading comments related to a person’s appearance
display of sexually suggestive pictures or pornography
VIOLATIONS OF CODE OF CONDUCT
Violations of the Code of Conduct are to be treated with the appropriate seriousness and care, and may result in a written warning, suspension, or termination. Employees who repeatedly violate the Code of Conduct will be terminated. Patrons who repeatedly break the Code of Conduct will be prohibited from the premises. Likewise, we will no longer do business with vendors and other partners who repeatedly break the Code of Conduct.
Management immediately investigates all reported violations of the Code of Conduct and, if necessary/requested, may refer investigations to an independent party. Violations of the Code of Conduct may be reported to management in person, in writing, or through the following link. We have a zero-tolerance policy for retaliation against any ABV employee or customer who reports or participates in an investigation of a possible violation of our Code of Conduct, company policies, or the law.