2019 IPL Rulebook - Part 14

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This document is a digital representation of the official IPL Rulebook. This document has been digitized to permit automatic translation of this document. This document is provided as a reference. In ALL instances, please refer to the official IPL Rulebook, which can be found here: Official IPL Rulebook.

Part 14. Code of Conduct

The International Powerlifting League (IPL) is committed to providing an inclusive, professional, and safe environment to its members and has adopted a zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination and all forms of harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment. IPL members are prohibited from engaging in behavior or publishing material that, at the sole discretion of the IPL, is offensive or interferes with the rights of others or causes harm to any person or entity. Violating our rules of conduct may result in termination of membership, forfeiture of any membership fees that have been paid, and prohibition from attending or participating in any IPL sanctioned events.

Members include all participating athletes, meet directors, referees, certified coaches, or other officials and/or employees. All members are expected to treat each other with respect and dignity while upholding the integrity and professional standards of the IPL. All members are expected to observe all association rules as currently Regionald in the IPL Rule Book and adhere to the following principles:

There will be no unlawful discrimination based upon a person’s sex, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, national origin, veteran status, marital status, religion, political affiliation, disability, perceived disability, personal appearance or any other legally protected characteristic.


Any form of harassment towards others that is illegal, threatening, harmful, abusive or otherwise objectionable will not be tolerated. This includes behaving, communicating, or publishing material that
invades another’s privacy, is degrading, defamatory, hateful, fraudulent, libelous, obscene, sexually explicit, or is ethnically objectionable.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment will not be tolerated and includes unwelcome sexual solicitation, physical touching,
transmission of offensive sexually graphic images or written material, or any conduct that’s sexual in nature that’s abusive, offensive, and intimidating. A member’s conduct will be considered unwelcome and in violation of the IPL Code of Conduct when the member should have known the conduct was unwelcome, or when the persons (s) subjected to the conduct objected.