We seek to promote a safe environment for our employees, one that is free from physical harm or threats of such harm. To achieve that aim, we do not tolerate any violence, threats of violence, harassment, intimidation, and/or other disruptive behavior. All reports of this prohibited behavior will be taken seriously and dealt with appropriately and confidentially where possible. Individuals who engage in prohibited behavior will be removed from the premises and will be subject to disciplinary action (up to and including termination), criminal penalties, or both.
If you observe or experience such prohibited behavior by anyone on Glitch’s premises, whether or not the individual is an employee of Glitch, report it immediately to your manager or Operations.
We also seek to provide a safe work environment for our people. We choose to comply with the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in the workplace. Violations of this policy will be grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
While you are employed by us, you may not be under the influence of, or possess, use, sell, manufacture, purchase, distribute, transfer, or have in your system, illegal drugs, alcohol, or controlled substances (as listed in the Controlled Substances Act found at 21 USC 812; 21 CFR 1803.11 - 1308.15) that meet or exceed the cut-off levels defined by the relevant local authority, or abuse prescribed or over-the-counter medications while on Glitch’s premises or while conducting Glitch business. Glitch employees with drug and/or alcohol problems are encouraged to seek assistance.
Glitch is a smoke-free environment. The use of any type of smoking product on Glitch premises is not allowed.
Some situations will require us to take formal action to discipline an employee of Glitch. Although not an exhaustive list, the following are some examples of impermissible conduct: lack of cooperation; dishonesty; violation of another’s copyright and/or trademark; unauthorized communication with third parties; violation of confidentiality agreement; harassment; discrimination; misuse or destruction of Glitch property; misuse or destruction of another on Glitch premises; failure to live to our company values; poor attendance; negligent acts that cause harm to another person; fighting; consuming, being under the influence, or showing signs of the use of alcohol (other than while at company events where alcohol is available) or illegal, non-prescription drugs on company premises; rudeness; failure to notify management of people engaging in illegal activities that may affect Glitch; or other situations in which an employee’s actions may damage the reputation of Glitch.
Possible disciplinary actions include:
- A performance improvement plan
- A change in role or responsibilities
- Suspension without pay
- Immediate termination
One or more of the above actions may be taken, but no formal order or system is necessary. And please know, this policy does not create a term of employment, and Glitch can still alter the terms and conditions of a staff member’s employment, including compensation and position, at any time and for any reason. Nothing in this section changes the nature of at-will employment between you and us (Glitch).