What is Harassment? Harassment can be offensive jokes and / or pictures related to race, age, gender, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation. It also includes verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, including feeling pressured to listen to inappropriate sexual comments, or accept sexual touching, which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.
What do I do if I feel I am being harassed? If you feel that you are being harassed, you should make your feelings known to the person who is saying or doing this first. Tell him/ her to stop as you are not comfortable with what is being said or done. If he / she does not stop, then you need to make your feelings known to any member of the production team (director, assistant director, production assistant, stage manager, music director, or vocal director) by speaking to one of them directly or writing a note, e-mail or text as soon as possible.
What if I feel like I can’t talk to anyone on the production team? If you feel like you can’t or you are not satisfied with the way your report has been handled, then you need to speak to the President (or other executive officer) of FdLCT either directly or writing a note, text, or e-mail to express your complaint.
What will happen if I say something? It is not your fault if you are being harassed. The report will be investigated, and where appropriate, the person who is harassing you will be disciplined. Such discipline may be anything from a warning up to discharge from the production or in severe cases, expulsion from future FdLCT productions.
Do not assume that the FdLCT Production Team is aware of your harassment. We strongly encourage you to report any harassment if you are not able to stop it on your own. We take all reports seriously. Remember, you are entitled to feel safe at all times with FdLCT.