Bacon Work, Inc. 
Guidance on Discrimination & Harassment

Last Updated: Jul 21, 2023

Harassment and Discrimination

We believe in supporting open and inclusive environments, free from all types of unlawful harassment and discrimination for businesses and workers who use the Bacon App (“Businesses” and “Workers” respectively). We expect every member of the Bacon Marketplace to share our values of fairness, decency and respect for others regardless of: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, pregnancy disability leave, status as a U.S. military veteran, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal discrimination laws. 

Sexual Harassment

Because confusion often arises concerning the meaning of sexual harassment in particular, it deserves special mention. Sexual harassment may take many forms, including the following:

• Offensive and unwelcome sexual invitations, whether or not the member submits to the invitation, and particularly when a spoken or implied quid pro quo for sexual favors is a benefit of employment or continued employment.

• Offensive and unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including sexually–graphic spoken comments; offensive comments transmitted by e-mail or another messaging system; offensive or suggestive images or graphics whether physically present in the workplace or accessed over the Internet; or the possession of or use of sexually suggestive objects.

• Offensive and unwelcome physical contact of a sexual nature, including the touching of another’s body; the touching or display of one’s own body, or any similar contact. 

Harassment Via Messaging

Workers and Business representatives are particularly cautioned that the use of e-mail, voice mail, social media or other electronic messaging systems, or the Internet, while using the Bacon Marketplace, may give rise to liability for harassment. Workers and Business representatives may not generate during a service engagement or while using the Bacon Marketplace, should not receive, and must not forward, any message or graphic that might be taken as offensive based on sex, gender, or other protected characteristic. This includes, for example, the generation or forwarding of offensive “humor” which contains offensive terms or images.

Reporting Cases of Harassment 

Anyone who believes that she or he has been subjected to unlawful harassment of any kind should report the harassment immediately to a Business representative and to Bacon. If the member is uncomfortable reporting the harassment to a particular person at theBusiness , the member should report the harassment to someone in management at the Business or, if the member prefers, to the Human Resources Director of the Business and Bacon.

Reports to Bacon can be made through the App or by contacting directly. Every report of harassment will be investigated promptly and impartially, with every effort to maintain Worker and Business confidentiality. The complainant and the accused will be informed of the results of the investigation. If Bacon finds that its policy has been violated, it will take appropriate action.

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