Q: What is considered harassment or misconduct by SCJA?
A: Behaviors considered harassment or misconduct include, but are not limited to, the following: financial impropriety of SCJA funds, threats or actions to cause personal or professional harm, unwelcome verbal or physical approach, prejudicial or discriminatory behavior, or continued disruptive behavior at SCJA events.
Q. Who can report harassment or misconduct?
A: Any participant at a SCJA function can report harassment or misconduct. Participant in this policy refers to anyone present at SCJA meetings or other sponsored events, including staff, contractors, vendors, exhibitors, venue staff, SCJA members and all other participants.
Q: What happens when I make a complaint?
A: Legal counsel shall communicate to the complainant that the complaint has been received as soon as possible and no later than within 3 business days. The complaint (without identifiers) will then be considered by the Chair and SCJA President and passed to the Misconduct Reporting Committee (MRC) for full investigation if deemed a viable claim.
Q: What correctional measures can be taken by the MRC should the complaint have merit?
A:The MRC has the right to implement one or more measures for the behavior, ranging from a written warning to revocation of SCJA membership. Correctional measures will only involve participation in SCJA.
Q: Where can I report a complaint?
A: You will be able to submit complaints confidentially through the SCJA website (Coming Soon).