We believe in R-E-S-P-E-C-T, and we expect you to, too

Employees, board members, volunteers, and authors acting on behalf of Invisible Publishing, as well as members of the public attending Invisible Publishing affiliated events, are entitled to, and are expected to contribute to, a respectful workplace, and no form of discrimination, harassment, or bullying will be tolerated.

A “Respectful Workplace” means a positive, safe and healthy workplace that results in the preservation of equal dignity and creates a culture that supports an individual’s physical, emotional and social well-being.

The “Workplace” includes all locations where individuals acting on behalf of Invisible Publishing conduct business or social activities and where their behaviour may have a subsequent impact on work relationships, environment and/or performance. Incidents that occur by way of electronic communication (e.g. unwelcome phone calls, messages on e-mail or voice mail, and the display of offensive materials) are considered to have occurred in the workplace.

Members of the general public, visitors to Invisible Publishing events and offices, and individuals conducting business with, or performing work on behalf of, Invisible Publishing, are required to adhere to the following Respectful Workplace Statement of Commitment.

Respectful Workplace Statement of Commitment

Based on its values of trust, quality, and excellence, Invisible Publishing is committed to providing an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Employees, contractors, board members, volunteers, and authors and all those interacting with Invisible Publishing have the right to a climate of understanding and mutual respect.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Invisible Publishing will not condone or tolerate any forms of harassment or discrimination because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex (includes pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, record of offences, marital status, family status, or disability.

Invisible Publishing recognizes that disrespectful behaviours can jeopardize an individual’s dignity and well being and/or undermine workplace relationships. If the provisions of this Statement of Commitment are not adhered to, Invisible will take the necessary steps available to ensure a respectful environment is restored and maintained.

The following links are listed as additional resources:
The Ontario Human Rights Commission
The Ontario Human Rights Code (1990)
The Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act (1990)