Anti-Harrassment Non-Discrimination Policy

Big Apple Recreational Sports does not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment based on actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, active duty or military veteran status or status in any group otherwise protected by federal, state, or local law, in accordance with applicable laws.

All members of Big Apple Recreational Sports have an obligation to respect their fellow participants and refrain from any discriminatory or harassing behavior. With respect to harassment, the league specifically prohibits the following:

  • Offensive comments, jokes, innuendoes, derogatory statements or visual behavior concerning a protected category including, but not limited to, sexually oriented statements. This includes transmitting or distributing any pornographic, offensive, defamatory, obscene or discriminatory information in conjunction with any League-affiliated communication.
  • Any conduct that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment, including, but not limited to, repeated, offensive, or unwelcome comments, gestures, flirtations, advances, or verbal abuse.
  • Inappropriate physical contact, including, but not limited to, sexually suggestive touching or fondling.