The Club aims to be an Equal Opportunities Club as we believe that life is positively enriched for all of us by the diversity of individuals in society and that all have a contribution to make.
We aim to ensure that no individual receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of:
Race, colour, nationality, ethnic or natural origin, age, gender, marital status, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, physical or mental health, political belief, religion, class, employment status or unrelated criminal conviction.
Why is an Equal Opportunities Policy Necessary?
To ensure that a quality service of provided to all who need it by recognising that people have different needs that may require different treatment.
To ensure that no member or participant receives less favourable treatment or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be seen to be justified.
To comply with the Sex Discrimination Act and Race Relations Act which prohibit both direct and indirect discrimination.
Translation of Policy into Practice
No discrimination will be allowed against any individual or group of individuals on the grounds of race, nationality, ethnic or natural origin, age, gender, marital status, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, physical or mental health, political beliefs, religion, class employment status or unrelated criminal conviction.
The Club will ensure that its policies and procedures for dealing with volunteers, and members of the public are not discriminatory and are based on respect for the individual.
Actions that will Breach our Code of Conduct.
The actions that will breach our Code of Conduct are:
Implementation of Policy
A statement of the policy will be distributed to all members of the Club.
Publicity material will reflect our commitment to Equal Opportunities.
In its future planning the Club will consider the needs of those groups which are particularly disadvantaged in our society.
Taking positive action to encourage wider membership.
Looking at issues which case indirect discrimination, e.g. access, sitting allowances.
Ensure that services are provided which are relevant and accessible to all ethnic minority groups.
The policy will be reviewed annually by the Club.
Any club member with a complaint or grievance related to equal opportunities should, in the first instance, contact the chairman, vice-chairman or the secretary. Alternatively they can speak to a second party who can act on their behalf.
All complaints will be considered by the committee. If the complaint is upheld, the committee will deal with the offending member in accordance with Club rules. The complainant will always be informed of the judgment of the committee and how the issue has been resolved.
All members of the Club have responsibility for ensuring that both the spirit and the letter of Equal Opportunities Policy are implemented and promoted.
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