Harassment in any shape or form is not tolerated in guild events. The aim is that every participant feels like the organizing party is trustworthy and approachable. The organizers are responsible in harassment situations that occur during the event, and all notices of harassment should be taken seriously.
If harassment situations occur during an event, the most important thing is to get the inappropriate behaviour to stop. The organizing party has the right and responsibility to notify the harasser that their behaviour is unacceptable. If a harassment situation occurs during an event, it is advised to first explain to the harasser clearly and calmly that their behaviour is inappropriate. It is important to listen to all parties involved fairly during and after the event.
Should some party or parties involved have been under the influence, the discussion should be revisited also after the event. The harassment contact persons of the Guild or the AYY can always help to sort out the situation as long as the target of harassment so chooses or the situation so dictates. The event organizer also has the right to contact a harassment contact person if the incident continues to weigh on their mind.
As an event organizer you have the right:
- To inform the person clearly and calmly that their behaviour is inappropriate and will not be accepted in guild events
- To ask them to stop the inappropriate behaviour immediately
- To refuse service to an inappropriately behaving person or prevent them from participating in the event’s activities
- To ask an inappropriately behaving person to leave or, if necessary, to remove them from the event