The Civic Orchestra of Tucson does not discriminate against any staff member, volunteer or program participant on the basis of age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation or disability.
Complaints about possible discrimination should be brought to the attention of the General Manager or any member of the COT Board, for consideration by the full Board of Directors. The Board may discipline, suspend, or dismiss anyone who has engaged in discrimination of any kind. Retaliation against anyone who has complained about discrimination is also prohibited. Members in need of a reasonable accommodation of a disability should contact the General Manager or any member of COT Board of Directors.
Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination and is a violation of the COT’s policy of equal opportunity. Sexual harassment includes requiring a person to submit to unwelcome sexual conduct as a condition of association with the orchestra, and sexually oriented statements, comments, jokes, innuendos, or pictures that create an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment. Anyone who believes that she or he has been the subject or victim of sexual harassment should promptly report the incident to the General Manager or any member of the COT’s Board of Directors, so that the Board can investigate the incident.