[hackerspaces] Harassment and anti-discrimation policies

Arclight arclight at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 23:19:14 CET 2016

We're definitely talking about two different things. One is legal
compliance, and my advice is to make any policy needed for insurance,
a lease, etc be as generic and flexible as possible while satisfying
the requirement.  Those entities must be respected and dealt with
properly, but remember that they don't represent your interests.  The
second issue of "How do we deal with conflicts in our space?" is a
different matter, and the strategy that will work best varies on a
case-by-case basis nad requires human discretion.


On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 1:52 PM, Moritz <moritz at headstrong.de> wrote:
> On 01/14/2016 05:04 PM, Bill Shaw wrote:
>> Tampa Hackerspace reached out to our insurance agent to see about D&O
>> (directors and officers) insurance. We were informed that we need both
>> harassment and anti-discrimination policies in place before we apply.
>> They didn't have any boilerplate text for these policies.
>> Has anyone else obtained this form of insurance and created suitable
>> policies?
> Did you try to hand in the hacker ethics? It contains both
> anti-harassment as well as anti-discrimination policies.
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