As those familiar with my conflict with Bob Malm already know, in July 2015 the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia dismissed my Title IV complaint against Bob Malm. What does that mean in real-life? It means that my allegations, which included potential workplace harassment and clear retaliation by Bob for complaining, are not, per the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, even arguably violations of church canons. Indeed, even with the recent change to Title IV, which specifically forbids retaliation, the diocese does not view Bob’s conduct as being within the aegis of conduct unbecoming clergy, and thus actionable.
- Clergy refrain from creating or permitting an environment in which harassment of any sort is allowed.
- Clergy treat all persons with dignity and respect, and avoid intimidation, including verbal and written.
- Clergy provide an environment marked by fairness and justice.
- All involved take allegations of harassment seriously.