All the Legal-y Stuff

Equal Opportunity Employment

At Optimism Brewing Company we are proud of our culture of inclusion and acceptance. We do not discriminate against employees or applicants in regards to employment opportunities, benefits or privileges; create discriminatory work conditions; or use discriminatory evaluation standards in employment based on a person’s race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or marital status.

Anti-harassment Policy

Optimism Brewing Company prohibits harassment, including sexual harassment, of any kind, and will take appropriate and immediate action in response to complaints or knowledge of it. Harassment is any verbal or physical conduct designed to threaten, intimidate or coerce an employee, team member, or any person working for or on behalf of Optimism Brewing Company.

  • Verbal harassment includes comments that are offensive or unwelcome regarding a person’s nationality, origin, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, body, disability or appearance, including epithets, slurs and negative stereotyping.
  • Nonverbal harassment includes unwelcome physical contact or distribution, display or discussion of any written or graphic material that ridicules, denigrates, insults, belittles or shows hostility, aversion or disrespect toward an individual or group because of national origin, race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, appearance, disability, sexual identity, marital or other protected status.

Disabilities

Optimism Brewing Company is committed to the fair and equal employment of people with disabilities. For qualified team members and applicants with disabilities we will make accomidations soo they can perform essential functions of a job, compete for a job, or enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment, unless the accommodation would be too hard on the company.

Reporting Problems

Any team member who believes they are being harassed or discriminated against, or any team member who becomes aware such behavior, must promptly notify the appropriate team member, Troy or Gay.

We don't retaliate against whistleblowers, complaintants or anyone who shares information; and we don't tolerate people who do. Please speak up.

Non-disclosure agreement

We require all employees sign one when they accept employment here. This is very legally, but necessary in the case that anyone leaves Optimism and gets ugly.

At-will employment

Employement here is a voluntary for you, and us, but we hope it lasts a long, long time.