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Underworld LARP is committed to providing an environment free of discrimination and harassment, in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity, are able to contribute fully, and have equal opportunities.

Under the Ontario Human Rights Code, every person has the right to freedom from harassment and discrimination. Harassment and discrimination will not be tolerated, condoned, or ignored at Underworld LARP. If a claim of harassment or discrimination is proven, disciplinary measures will be applied, up to and including permanent removal from game.

Underworld LARP is committed to a comprehensive strategy to address harassment and discrimination, including; providing an effective and fair complaints procedure; and promoting appropriate standards of conduct at all time

This Policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of the following grounds, and any combination of these grounds:

  • Age
  • Creed (religion)
  • Sex (including pregnancy within the first trimester)
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Family status
  • Marital status
  • Disability (see separate policy on disability in regards to safety, site, and play restrictions)
  • Race, Ancestry, Place of origin, Ethnic origin, Citizenship, Colour
  • Association or relationship with a person identified by one of the above grounds
  • Perception that one of the above grounds applies.

All persons present at a sanctioned Underworld LARP events are expected to uphold and abide by this Policy, by refraining from any form of harassment or discrimination, and by cooperating fully in any investigation of a harassment or discrimination complaint.

Game Owners and Lead Shapers, will endeavor to act immediately on observations or allegations of harassment or discrimination.

It is important to note that Underworld LARP can only ensure and enforce the Ontario Human Rights Code, at official Underworld LARP events

If you feel you have been the victim of harassment, or if you have witnessed the harassment of another, a reporting system procedure has been put in place to ensure that the Owners of Underworld LARP can give the issue the important attention it deserves. Any and all allegations of harassment need to be sent, in writing, to either of the following:

If the matter is pressing, verbal notification is of course acceptable, but for a proper investigation to be conducted a complaint in writing will be required.

All allegations are taken extremely seriously and will be fully investigated. We are not in a position to accept anonymous complaints.

See more at: http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/guidelines-deve…n-policies