On the 13th of July NZLARPs was contacted with a Code of Conduct complaint about a person that has attended events run by NZLARPs projects and affiliated projects. The complaint revolved around a pattern of behaviour that was in breach of the Code of Conduct as well as a single more serious event. NZLARPs takes such matters seriously and has begun its investigation.
Being an incorporated society we have to be able to show (if needed) that due process is being followed in this matter.
Before the committee took any action we wanted to gather information to show that we had sufficient witness statements or evidence that we could confidently say to our membership that there was a reasonable belief that taking action was in the best interest of the society, regardless of our personal opinions on the matter. With the help of the person that laid the complaint I have asked for the persons effected by the actions to give any details they wished. Due to the sensitive nature of some of the events an offer of confidentiality was made if the persons wished it. This matter is still ongoing.
Some of the organisational teams of larger projects (both affiliated with and run by NZLARPs) have also been contacted by the person that made the original complaint. Some have discussed a ban on a project based level which would prevent a person from attending events run by that project. The NZLARPs continues to support a project’s right to prevent attendance of anyone they deem to be detrimental to the running of an event.