Wellington Brewery Code of Conduct 



Wellington Brewery is committed to developing and maintaining a rich workplace culture where diversity and inclusion are a focus and every employee is treated fairly, with respect and dignity. We are also committed to providing opportunities for all employees to achieve their full potential as individuals and contribute to the success of the company. We understand that the wide range of experiences and perspectives resulting from such diversity promotes innovation and success. We believe that every industry would benefit by committing to these fundamental principles. 

It is our policy and our responsibility to continuously review and improve our policies and culture to ensure we are always providing a safe, fun, and inclusive workplace. We will afford equal employment opportunities to employees and job applicants without regard to gender, race, sexual orientation, age, religion, or any other protected status. 

In keeping with our commitment, Wellington Brewery has established this policy and a set of reporting and investigative procedures for all employees in order to enforce our Code of Conduct. Wellington Brewery will not tolerate harassment, workplace violence, or victimization in the workplace. We will not tolerate any action which undermines our commitment to treat each other with dignity and respect, perpetrated by or against employees, customers, contract workers, contractors, or other third parties. 

All employees, managers, visitors, customers, and third parties of Wellington Brewery are subject to our Code of Conduct. This code applies to all activities which take place on Wellington’s premises, including interpersonal, and electronic communications, or which are directly related to the workplace and during any job-related task or activity, including social media, conferences, training sessions, travel, or social functions that are  away from the workplace but resulting from work. 

Wellington Brewery defines Harassment as unwelcome conduct or comments, either directly against an individual in the workplace or made in a general manner that contribute to an environment that is hostile or lacking respect or dignity. It includes any behaviour or comments that are known to be unwelcome, offensive, isolating, and demeaning. 


Harassment generally includes: 

  • Preventing a person from expressing themselves; yelling at the person, threatening; constantly interrupting that person 
  • Unwanted sexual advances and physical touch; inappropriate or unwelcome focus or comments on a person’s physical characteristics or appearance
  • Verbal harassment including jokes, innuendos, slurs, name-calling and insults
  • Making rude, degrading or offensive remarks
    • Making gestures that seek to intimidate
    • Discrediting the person by spreading malicious gossip or rumours, ridiculing them, humiliating them, calling into question their convictions or their private life, shouting abuse at them
    • Compelling the person to perform tasks that are inferior to their competencies that demean or belittle them, setting the person up for failure, name calling in private or in front of others
    • Isolating the person by no longer talking to them, denying or ignoring their presence, distancing them from others
    • Destabilizing the person by making fun of their beliefs, values, political and/or religious choices, and mocking their weak points
    • Undermining or deliberately impeding a persons’ work including withholding necessary information or purposefully giving the wrong information 
  • Intruding on a person’s privacy by pestering, spying or stalking 
  • Unwarranted (or undeserved) punishment
  • Preventing people from progressing by intentionally blocking promotion or training opportunities
  • Tampering with a person's personal belongings or work equipment
  • Postings of offensive materials including sexist, racist, or other offensive pictures, posters or sending emails violating protected human rights
  • Making threats or comments about job security without foundation
  • Deliberately undermining a competent worker by constantly neglecting and criticizing them

This is not an exhaustive list and will be used in conjunction with our current Violence and Harassment policy. We always expect all parties to exercise accountability and conduct themselves in a professional manner while exercising sound judgment. 

All complaints will be reported to Human Resources and they will investigate claims promptly and discreetly. All complaints are treated with sensitivity and are kept as confidential as possible. If you witness a situation and make a complaint about it, we will never disclose who made a complaint to anyone or give out information that may help others identify that person.  Investigations will occur immediately including interviews, follow up with the complaintaint, and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken to eliminate inappropriate behaviour.