Silverton Senior Center

Bullying 

SILVERTON AREA SENIORS, INC. (SASI)

BULLYING

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Mission Statement

Our goal is to meet the social, recreational and educational needs of members in a fun, safe, inclusive and courteous environment.

BULLYING

SASI defines bullying as: Systematically and chronically inflicting physical harm or psychological distress on one or more employees or members.  It is further defined as unwanted and repeated written, verbal, or physical behavior, including any threatening, insulting, or dehumanizing gesture that is severe enough to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment; cause discomfort or humiliation; or unreasonably interfere with the individual’s participation in the center’s activities.

             Bullying will not be tolerated or permitted in SASI.  

A member who feels bullied may report it to the Executive Director, who will investigate the incident or incidents.  Depending on the severity of the bullying, the director will determine the appropriate corrective action.

SASI will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint or cooperating in an investigation and will not tolerate or permit retaliation by members.

Retaliation is broadly construed and includes conduct, such as,changing their volunteer duties, treating a member rudely, etc.  Members should bring complaints of retaliation to the attention of the Executive Director or Board of Directors.  These types of complaints will also be promptly investigated and a member or employee found to have retaliated against a member will be subject to appropriate action, depending on the circumstances, up to and including loss of membership.