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Fatty’s Beer Works Code of Conduct

At Fatty’s Beer Works (FBW), we have ZERO TOLERANCE for: racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, violence or harassment in any way, shape or form. We will not tolerate any aggressions, micro-aggressions, innuendos or jokes against one another. 



It’s always a Great Day At Fatty’s, and we would like to keep it that way. We here at Fatty’s strive to always look for the positive and mainly HAVE FUN! We love our community and we came together with the purpose of bringing people together through good music, good vibes, and good beer! We are committed to help bring much needed diversity, equality, and inclusion to the Charleston beer community. Creating a safe space for all employees, customers and collaborators has always been a core focus.



Our Code of Conduct company policy outlines our expectations regarding employees' behavior towards their colleagues, supervisors, customers and overall organization. This policy applies to all our employees regardless of employment agreement or rank. It applies to customers' behaviors while interacting with one another at the taproom and all events. It applies to all: Employees, Customers (taproom, private events, on-line, social media), Accounts, Vendors, Partners, Collaborators, and Contractors.

We promote freedom of expression and open communication. But we expect all employees to follow our code of conduct. They should avoid offending, participating in serious disputes and disrupting our workplace. We also expect them to foster a well-organized, respectful and collaborative environment.


Expected Behaviors

We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion. FBW employees will treat each other and guests with respect, listen with an open mind, and make our taproom a welcoming, safe,  and comfortable space.


All employees are expected to be in compliance with the law, and conduct themselves in a way that best represents the values of FBW.


Unacceptable Behaviors

Harassment, discrimination, and abuse of any kind will not be tolerated. Unacceptable behaviors will be dealt with immediately and include but are not limited to :

  • Belittling, or subtle expression of bias.

  • Verbal, physical, emotional or written abuse or assault.

  • Bullying, intimidation, victimization.

  • Harassment including but not limited to:

    • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion.

    • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.

    • Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names.

    • Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behavior in spaces where they’re not appropriate.

    • Physical contact and simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like “*hug*” or “*backrub*”) without consent or after a request to stop.

    • Threats of violence, incitement of violence, or any intent to cause harm.

    • Stalking or following.

    • Harassing photography or recording without consent.

    • Unwelcome sexual attention.

    • Sustained disruption of discussion.

    • Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others

    • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease.

    •  Deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent except as necessary to protect vulnerable people from intentional abuse. 

    • Publication of non-harassing private communication.


Disciplinary Actions

FBW may have to take disciplinary action against employees who repeatedly or intentionally fail to follow our code of conduct. If you are approached as having (consciously or otherwise) acted in a way that might make your teammates feel unwelcome, listen with an open mind and avoid becoming defensive. Remember that if someone offers you feedback, it likely took a great deal of courage for them to do so. The best way to respect that courage is to acknowledge your mistake, apologize, and move on — with a renewed commitment to do better.

That said, repeated or severe violations of this code can and will be addressed by our leadership, and can lead to disciplinary actions including:

  • Demotion.

  • Reprimand.

  • Suspension or termination for more serious offenses.

  • Detraction of benefits for a definite or indefinite time.


We may take legal action in cases of corruption, theft, embezzlement or other unlawful behavior.

FBW is working hard to become a physical and mental safe space and any violation of our Code of Conduct can result in disciplinary action and/ or termination of employment or working relationship. Anyone observing or party to an incident that violates the Code of Conduct shall report it to We are a community and a transgression against one is a transgression against all. We are committed to increasing diversity at FBW and the Craft Brewing Industry.

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