TRILOGY AN OPERA COMPANY IS A NON-PROFIT, THAT focuses on the works of black composers and hires diverse artists. the company FUNCTIONS AS A FESTIVAL that develops people and their families, by way of high level exposure to new and different styles of theater.
TRILOGY: An Opera Company
ADA Compliance & Non Discrimination Policy
ADA/Compliance Contact: TRILOGYAOC@JUNO.COM
TRILOGY: AN OPERA COMPANY (TAOC) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to, treatment of, or employment in, its services, programs or activities. We are committed to providing access to the arts and art education to all individuals.
ADA COMPLIANCE- ACCESS
TRILOGY: AN OPERA COMPANY (TAOC) will provide reasonable accommodations to patrons if the reasonable accommodation would allow the individual to attend and participate in our programs unless doing so would create an undue hardship. TAOC holds its programs at various locations and works closely with its partners to ensure that the locations are ADA compliant and accessible.
Upon request, with two weeks' notice, any special accommodations will be provided to allow individuals with disabilities to participate in any TAOC services, programs and activities. These accommodations will be based on specific needs of the individual.
We have a designated coordinator to facilitate compliance with the ADA Act of 1990. Inquiries regarding accommodations should be directed to the ADA coordinator at TRILOGYAOC@JUNO.COM. Once notification has been made the ADA coordinator will be in contact with the patron within 2 business days.
TRILOGY: AN OPERA COMPANY is committed to ensuring equal opportunity and access to all employees in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended (the “ADA”), and employee or applicant on the basis of a physical or mental disability, perceived disability, or record of such a disability.
We do not discriminate on any basis upon the employment or the volunteer services of a person with disabilities.
While TRILOGY: AN OPERA COMPANY encourages employees to suggest a specific accommodation, TRILOGY: AN OPERA COMPANY is not required to provide the specific accommodation requested and may provide an alternative, effective
accommodation, to the extent any reasonable accommodation can be made without imposing an undue hardship on TRILOGY: AN OPERA COMPANY.
For purposes of this policy, a disability is any physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.
If an employee believes they need an accommodation because of a disability, they should request an accommodation either orally or in writing from the Executive Director, who will initiate an interactive dialogue to explore potential reasonable accommodations that will make it possible for the employee to perform the essential functions of their position.
A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment of an employee's job or work environment that enables that employee to perform essential job functions or enjoy the same employment benefits and privileges as similarly situated employees without disabilities. Examples of reasonable accommodations include: modifying a workspace to make it wheelchair accessible, providing screen reading software, or adjusting an employee's work schedule to accommodate medical appointments. TAOC does not provide accommodations of a personal nature, such as eyeglasses or hearing aids.
TAOC is committed to providing accommodations so long as accommodations do not place an undue hardship on business operations or pose a threat to the health or safety of employees in the workplace.
TRILOGY: AN OPERA COMPANY (TAOC) will actively engage in an interactive process with employees who request accommodations to determine what, if any, accommodation can be provided. TAOC aims to process requests for accommodations in a prompt and efficient manner. Employees who are denied accommodations are notified of the denial and the basis for the denial. Employees can appeal accommodation determination rulings.
makes determinations about reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis considering various factors and based on an individualized assessment in each situation. Any discussions with TAOC in connection with an employee’s disability will be kept strictly confidential and will only be shared with those who have a need to know such information.
Retaliation for requesting or being granted a disability accommodation is prohibited. If an employee believes that they are subject to retaliation based on a disability
accommodation(s) or a disability accommodation request, they should inform the Human Resources Department or our ADA coordinator.
Trilogy: An Opera Company (TAOC) is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits unlawful discriminatory practices, including harassment. Therefore, TAOC expects that all relationships among persons in the office will be business-like and free of explicit bias, prejudice and harassment.
TAOC has developed this policy to ensure that all its employees can work in an environment free from unlawful harassment, discrimination and retaliation. TAOC will make every reasonable effort to ensure that all concerned are familiar with these policies and are aware that any complaint in violation of such policies will be investigated and resolved appropriately.
Any employee who has questions or concerns about these policies should talk with the director of human resources or a member of the personnel practices committee.
These policies should not, and may not, be used as a basis for excluding or separating individuals of a particular gender, or any other protected characteristic, from participating in business or work-related social activities or discussions. In other words, no one should make the mistake of engaging in discrimination or exclusion to avoid allegations of harassment. The law and the policies of TAOC prohibit disparate treatment on the basis of sex or any other protected characteristic, with regard to terms, conditions, privileges and perquisites of employment. The prohibitions against harassment, discrimination and retaliation are intended to complement and further those policies, not to form the basis of an exception to them.
Equal employment opportunity
It is the policy of TAOC to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race (including hairstyle/texture), color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. TAOC prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.
TAOC encourages reporting of all perceived incidents of discrimination or harassment. It is the policy of TAOC to promptly and thoroughly investigate such reports. TAOC
prohibits retaliation against any individual who reports discrimination or harassment or participates in an investigation of such reports.
Sexual harassment constitutes discrimination and is illegal under federal, state and local laws. For the purposes of this policy, “sexual harassment” is defined, as in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Guidelines, as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when, for example: a) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, b) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual, or c) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 recognizes two types of sexual harassment: a) quid pro quo and b) hostile work environment. Sexual harassment may include a range of subtle and not-so-subtle behaviors and may involve individuals of the same or different gender. Depending on the circumstances, these behaviors may include unwanted sexual advances or requests for sexual favors; sexual jokes and innuendo; verbal abuse of a sexual nature; commentary about an individual’s body, sexual prowess or sexual deficiencies; leering, whistling or touching; insulting or obscene comments or gestures; display in the workplace of sexually suggestive objects or pictures; and other physical, verbal or visual conduct of a sexual nature.
Harassment on the basis of any other protected characteristic is also strictly prohibited. Under this policy, harassment is verbal, written or physical conduct that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law, or that of his or her relatives, friends or associates, and that: a) has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, b) has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance, or c) otherwise adversely affects an individual’s employment opportunities.
Harassing conduct includes epithets, slurs or negative stereotyping; threatening, intimidating or hostile acts; denigrating jokes; and written or graphic material that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group that is placed on walls or elsewhere on the employer’s premises or circulated in the workplace, on company time or using company equipment by e-mail, phone (including voice messages), text messages, social networking sites or other means.
Individuals and Conduct Covered
These policies apply to all applicants and employees, whether related to conduct engaged in by fellow employees or by someone not directly connected to TAOC (e.g., an outside vendor, consultant or customer).
Conduct prohibited by these policies is unacceptable in the workplace and in any work-related setting outside the workplace, such as during business trips, business meetings and business-related social events.
Reporting an Incident of Harassment, Discrimination or Retaliation
TAOC encourages reporting of all perceived incidents of discrimination, harassment or retaliation, regardless of the offender’s identity or position. Individuals who believe that they have been the victim of such conduct should discuss their concerns with their immediate supervisor, any member of the personnel practices committee, human resources or any ombudsman. See the complaint procedure described below.
In addition, TAOC encourages individuals who believe they are being subjected to such conduct to promptly advise the offender that his or her behavior is unwelcome and to request that it be discontinued. Often this action alone will resolve the problem. TAOC recognizes, however, that an individual may prefer to pursue the matter through complaint procedures.
Individuals who believe they have been the victims of conduct prohibited by this policy or believe they have witnessed such conduct should discuss their concerns with their immediate supervisor, human resources, any member of the personnel practices committee or any ombudsman.
TAOC encourages the prompt reporting of complaints or concerns so that rapid and constructive action can be taken before relationships become irreparably strained. Therefore, while no fixed reporting period has been established, early reporting and intervention have proven to be the most effective method of resolving actual or perceived incidents of harassment.
Any reported allegations of harassment, discrimination or retaliation will be investigated promptly. The investigation may include individual interviews with the parties involved and, where necessary, with individuals who may have observed the alleged conduct or may have other relevant knowledge.
TAOC will maintain confidentiality throughout the investigatory process to the extent consistent with adequate investigation and appropriate corrective action.
Retaliation against an individual for reporting harassment or discrimination or for participating in an investigation of a claim of harassment or discrimination is a serious violation of this policy and, like harassment or discrimination itself, will be subject to disciplinary action. Acts of retaliation should be reported immediately and will be promptly investigated and addressed.
Misconduct constituting harassment, discrimination or retaliation will be dealt with appropriately. Responsive action may include, for example, training, referral to counseling or disciplinary action such as a warning, reprimand, withholding of a promotion or pay increase, reassignment, temporary suspension without pay, or termination, as TAOC believes appropriate under the circumstances.
If a party to a complaint does not agree with its resolution, that party may appeal to TAOC’s executive director or the chief operating officer.
False and malicious complaints of harassment, discrimination or retaliation (as opposed to complaints that, even if erroneous, are made in good faith) may be the subject of appropriate disciplinary action.
TRILOGY: AN OPERA COMPANY non-discrimination policy, which was adopted and approved by the Board of Directors on January 1, 2023, remains in effect.
Policy Adopted 1/1/2020, Updated 1/1/2023; Revised 11/2023
This TAOC ADA statement will be made available on its website: https://www.trilogyaoc.com/.