Safe Work Environment Clauses

Make sure you are protected by copying and pasting the clause that best fits your business into your agreement templates.

Appropriate Conduct/Safe Working Environment:

The Client(s) expressly agree(s) to take best efforts to provide [Vendor] and Vendor’s staff with a safe and appropriate professional relationship. In the event of circumstances deemed to present a threat or implied threat of injury or unprofessional, harassing language or behavior to [Vendor] staff, [Vendor] will make reasonable efforts to notify the Client(s). If the Client(s) is/are able to respond to the threatening situation in a reasonable amount of time, [Vendor] shall resume work in accordance with the original terms of this Agreement. If the inappropriate behavior continues, the Client(s) will agree to relieve and hold [Vendor] harmless as a result of incomplete services under this Agreement, or for a lapse in the quality of the [Vendor’s] work. The Client(s) shall be responsible for payment in full, regardless of whether the situation is resolved or whether [Vendor] resumes work detailed in this Agreement.

 

[For event settings]

Appropriate Conduct/Safe Working Environment:

The Client(s) expressly agree(s) to take best efforts to provide [Vendor] and Vendor’s staff with safe and appropriate working conditions. In the event of circumstances deemed by either [Vendor] or a bystander to present a threat or implied threat of injury or harm to [Vendor] staff or equipment, the [Vendor] reserves the right to cancel all services remaining under this Agreement and leave the event. At the [Vendor]’s discretion, the [Vendor] may enact a three-strike policy. After the first offense, the [Vendor] will make reasonable efforts to notify the Client(s) or a responsible party. If the Client(s) is/are able to respond to the threatening situation in a reasonable amount of time (maximum of 15 minutes), [Vendor] shall resume work in accordance with the original terms of this Agreement. If the threatening behavior occurs for a second time, the Client(s) will agree to remove the offending person for the remainder of the event. If the behavior occurs a third time, the [Vendor] will immediately leave the event. If the [Vendor] leaves the event early due to any offending behavior, the Client(s) expressly agree to relieve and hold [Vendor] harmless as a result of incomplete event coverage, or for a lapse in the quality of the [Vendor’s] work, and the Client(s) shall be responsible for payment in full.

 

On January 25, 2018, we revealed new research that 54% of self-employed creative women have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. As a result, we decided to provide all of our members with a Safe Work Environment clause that they can implement into their contracts. We are grateful to Paige Hulse, attorney for creatives, for crafting this language for the benefit of our community.