AGMA condemns all forms of discrimination and harassment. We commit ourselves to take a leading role within the Performing Arts in ensuring our employers create and maintain a workplace free from sexual harassment and discrimination. We will hold our employers responsible and accountable. ALL AGMA Artists deserve a safe and secure environment in which to work, rehearse, and perform.
If you have personally experienced or witnessed harassment or discrimination of any kind, please know you are not alone. You can alert AGMA by reporting claims to firstname.lastname@example.org, or using the button below. All reports will go directly to AGMA’s National Executive Director Len Egert as well as to AGMA’s Eastern and Western Counsels and are kept in strict confidence. Reports should include the information contained in the Sexual Harassment Policy (Sexual Harassment Policy – PDF Format). After your report is received, a member of AGMA staff will reach out to you to provide you with resources for support and discuss next steps. If your case involves criminal allegations, please call 911 immediately and report it to law enforcement.
Any member may report any allegation of discrimination, abuse, or harassment. We will keep confidential the identity of any member making a report. While members may be hesitant to share their experience for fear of workplace retaliation, the only thing that’s likely to have real success in preventing these crimes is the filing of a complaint with the employer – and we are here to support you throughout the entire process
AGMA signatory employers are obligated to maintain a work environment free from all forms of discrimination and unlawful harassment, including sexual harassment. A typical no-discrimination policy applies to the working relationships between employees and any others with whom contact is necessary to perform the employer’s business.
For any further questions, please refer to AGMA’s Official Sexual Harassment Policy, which is linked in the Resources table below.
AGMA has an extensive history of articles - published both here on our website, and in AGMAzine - regarding the Union's stance against and actions to combat Sexual Harassment and Sexual Abuse in the workplace.