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Code of Conduct
Our Background & Mission Statement
Alvarado Street Brewery was founded by father-son team John and J.C. Hill in March of 2014. What started as a neighborhood brewery restaurant in Downtown Monterey has evolved into three locations dedicated to serving Monterey county’s locals and visitors alike. Our production brewery & tasting room opened in the Spreckels Junction area of Salinas in 2016. In early 2018 we opened our R&D pilot brewery and bistro in Carmel-by-the-Sea, known as the “Stro.” We are committed first and foremost to the community we serve. Beer is a common thread that brings people together of all backgrounds and walks of life, and we welcome everyone through our doors. As an employer, we strive to ensure an equitable working environment that’s centered on inclusion and diversity. As a community partner, we engage with local nonprofits and environmentally focused organizations to be a great steward of the beautiful area we call home.
BEER - quality, fresh, and adventurous - it’s our core business and we do it with pride!
UPBEAT - It has to be FUN - our beer, our food, our service, our work culture.
RESPECT - for each other and our differences, our colleagues in the industry, our guests, and the environment.
PEOPLE - You are our family and we care about you, your health, your aspirations.
HONEST - We commit to honesty in all our business ethics and dealings.
OBSESSIVE - Yes, we will obsess about the details until we get it right!
PROMISES - We believe in doing what we say we will do.
SERVICE - How we treat our guests and each other must be authentic and excellent.
Respect in the WorkplaceEmployees at all levels of the organization are required to conduct themselves in a respectful and professional manner at all times. Alvarado Street Brewery is committed to providing a work environment that is free of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. The purpose of this code of conduct is to promote equal employment opportunity and to assist all persons in understanding their rights, duties, and obligations. At Alvarado Street Brewery we believe that all employees have the right to be treated with respect and dignity, and thus to work in an environment free from all forms of unlawful employment harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, including sexual harassment and harassment based on sex (including pregnancy, perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming), religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. This code of conduct applies to all persons involved in the operation of Alvarado Street Brewery and prohibits unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation by any employee of Alvarado Street Brewery including shift managers and co-workers, and any third-party non-employees of Alvarado Street Brewery, including customers, guests, vendors, and independent contractors. This code of conduct prohibits unlawful harassment and discrimination in any form, including verbal, physical, and visual harassment. Alvarado Street Brewery prohibits abusive conduct in the workplace, which is conduct undertaken with malice that a reasonable person would find hostile, offensive, and unrelated to Alvarado Street Brewery’s legitimate business interests. Abusive conduct may include repeated infliction of verbal abuse, such as the use of derogatory remarks, insults, and epithets, verbal, or physical conduct that a reasonable person would find threatening, intimidating, or humiliating, or the gratuitous sabotage or undermining of a person’s work performance. This code of conduct forbids harassment and discrimination in the form of sexual favoritism, which occurs when individuals are qualified for, but are denied an employment opportunity or benefit because the person who received the employment opportunity or benefit submitted to sexual advances or requests. Favoritism or preferential treatment in the terms and conditions of employment based on sexual conduct, sexual attraction, appearance, and/or physical characteristics or attributes is also prohibited. This code of conduct also prohibits harassment and discrimination in the form of sex stereotyping. As used in this code of conduct, the term “sex stereotype” means an assumption about a person’s appearance or behavior, or about an individual’s ability or inability to perform certain kinds of work based on a myth, social expectation, or generalization about the individual’s sex. This code of conduct prohibits retaliation of any kind against individuals who file complaints or who assist in an investigation of a harassment, discrimination, or retaliation complaint.
Unlawful HarassmentProhibited unlawful harassment includes, but is not limited to, the following behavior: Verbal conduct such as epithets, derogatory jokes or comments, slurs or unwanted sexual advances, invitations or comments based on a protected characteristic listed in this code of conduct. Visual conduct such as derogatory and/or sexually oriented posters, photography, cartoons, drawings, or gestures directed at an individual based on a protected characteristic listed in this code of conduct. Physical conduct such as assault, unwanted touching, blocking normal movement or interfering with work because of sex, race or any other protected characteristic listed in this code of conduct. Threats and demands to submit to sexual requests as a condition of continued employment, or to avoid some other loss, and offers of employment benefits in return for sexual favors. Bullying behavior defined as repeated infliction of verbal abuse, such as the use of derogatory remarks, insults, and epithets, verbal, or physical conduct that a reasonable person would find threatening, intimidating, or humiliating, or the gratuitous sabotage or undermining of a person’s work performance. Harassment also includes verbal, physical, and visual conduct that creates an intimidating, offensive, or hostile working environment or that interferes with an employee’s work performance.
Sexually harassing conduct may be either “quid pro quo” or “hostile work environment” sexual harassment. “Quid pro quo” (Latin for “this for that”) sexual harassment is characterized by explicit or implicit conditioning of a job or promotion on an applicant or employee’s submission to sexual advances or other conduct based on sex. “Hostile work environment” sexual harassment occurs when unwelcome comments or conduct based on sex unreasonably interfere with an employee’s work performance or create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. Sexual harassment includes harassment of women by men, or men by women and same sex, gender-based harassment. Sexual harassment need not be motivated by sexual desire.