Purpose

The purposes of this Statement of Principles are to promote diversity in the Charity’s work environment and in the manner in which Hugh’s Room Live (the Charity) and all of its employees and volunteers engage with patrons and the broader community.

Principles

No Discrimination or Harassment within the Charity

Under the Human Rights Code every person has the right to be free from discrimination and harassment in employment.

Each employee and volunteer has an obligation not to discriminate against or harass any person on the basis of the grounds under the Human Rights Code with respect to their employment or supervision of others, or in dealings with the Charity’s patrons and others.

Each employee and volunteer has an obligation not to tolerate, condone, or ignore any form of Human Rights Code-based harassment or discrimination, in professional dealings with other licensees or any other person.

The right to be free from discrimination and harassment applies to everyone associated with the Charity: patrons, volunteers, employees and the broader community.

Abide By Policies of the Charity

Each employee and volunteer shall review, understand and abide by all policies that prohibit harassment and discrimination, and that encourage diversity and inclusion on the basis of the grounds set out in Human Rights Code or other grounds.

Employees and volunteers are encouraged to report any observations or allegations of harassment or discrimination.

Employees and volunteers, if asked, will co‑operate in any investigation and complaints procedure.

No employee or volunteer shall reprise against, or threaten to reprise against anyone for making a formal complaint of harassment or discrimination, or for co‑operating in any investigation.

To promote diversity and inclusion, the Charity encourages its employees and volunteers to: 

Promote Diversity and Inclusion

  • review, understand and abide by any and all of policies of the Charity that encourage diversity and inclusion on Human Rights Code or other grounds
  • encourage a culture of inclusion and diversity in the Charity’s operations, to help attract and retain the best talent and better serve its community;
  • support strategies at the Charity (and beyond it, where appropriate) that prioritize diversity and inclusion on Human Rights Code and other grounds in hiring, promotion and retention decisions; and
  • co‑operate and engage in any efforts of the Charity and others to advance equality, diversity and inclusion in live music and in the broader community.

Serve Community

Under the Human Rights Code, every person has the right to be free from discrimination and harassment with respect to the work of the Charity. 

Employees and volunteers shall act in a manner that is courteous and equitable, without discrimination or harassment.

No one shall be denied participation in the activities of the Charity on the basis of the grounds set out in the Human Rights Code.

The Charity, its employees and volunteers, shall promote the protection of human rights and the principles of diversity and inclusion in the broader community.

The Charity will respect both the letter and spirit of human rights legislation in all of its dealings with the broader community.

Statement of Commitment

The Charity acknowledges that valuing equality and enhancing diversity and inclusion in its activities is central to the maintenance of public trust and confidence in it.

To help achieve the objectives of valuing equality and enhancing diversity and inclusion, the Charity has adopted this Statement of Principles.