Equal Opportunities Policy

The Club is committed to a policy of equal treatment of all members and requires all members of whatever level or authority, to abide and adhere to this general principle and the requirements of the Codes of Practice issued by the Equal Opportunities Commission and Commission for Racial Equity.

All members are expected to abide by requirements of the Race Relations Act 1976, Sex Discrimination Act 1986 and Disability Discrimination Act 1995. Specifically discrimination is prohibited by:

  • Treating any individual on grounds of gender, colour, martial status, race nationality or ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability less favorably than others.
  • Expecting an individual solely on the grounds stated above to comply with requirement(s) that for any reason whatsoever related to their membership, which is different from the requirements for others.
  • Imposing on individual requirements, which are in effect more onerous on that individual than they are on others. For example, this would include applying a condition, which makes it more difficult for members of a particular race or sex to comply than others not of that race or sex.
  • Victimisation of an individual.
  • Harassment of an individual, by virtue of discrimination.

The Club commits itself to the immediate investigation of any claims of discrimination on the above grounds and where such is found to be the case, requirement that the practice cease forthwith, restitution of damage or loss (if necessary) and to the investigation of any member accused of discrimination.

Any member found guilty of discrimination by the club committee will be instructed to stop this behavior immediately. If the committee feels it appropriate they will also be expelled from the club.

The Club commits itself to the disabled person whenever possible and will treat such members, in aspects of their recruitment and membership, in exactly the same manner as other members. The difficulties of their disablement permitting assistance will be given, wherever possible to ensure that disabled members are helped in gaining access. Appropriate training will be made to such members who request it.