Grumpy’s Ethics Code
Grumpy’s has always and will always be a place that welcomes all; Equally and Respectfully.
For years we have communicated our ethics verbally on a personal basis. All those ethos that we have discussed and practiced for years still hold.
The following guidelines are intended to further cement our charter, clarify our mission and insure the safety, security and serenity of our staff, our guests, our vendors and all who cross our threshold.
Personal and Professional Integrity
All staff will act with honesty, integrity and transparency in all their dealings with one another, and as representatives of Grumpy’s. Grumpy’s promotes a working environment that values respect, fairness, integrity, collaboration and accountability for one’s words, actions, and impact.
A. Expected Behavior
We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion.
We do not tolerate harassment of employees, customers, or vendors/partners in any form.
B. Unacceptable Behavior
Examples of behavior that will not be tolerated include but are not limited to:
i. Belittling, or subtle expressions of bias
ii. Verbal, physical, or written abuse or assault
iii. Bullying, intimidation, or victimization
v. Inappropriate use of company property or assets
vi. Failure to comply with organizational values
vii. Illegal activity
viii. Harassment including:
- 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.
- Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices,
Including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.
- Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names.
- Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behavior in spaces where they’re not
- Physical contact and simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like
“hug” or “backrub”) without consent or after a request to stop.
- Threats of violence.
- Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to
commit suicide or to engage in self-harm.
- Deliberate intimidation.
- Stalking or following.
- Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for
- Sustained disruption of discussion.
- Unwelcome sexual attention.
- Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming
inappropriate levels of intimacy with others.
- Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease.
- Deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent except as necessary to protect vulnerable people from intentional abuse.
- Publication of non-harassing private communication.
____ April 2022