Equal Opportunities Policy

  Brynhyfryd Bowls Club is committed to a policy of equal treatment of all individuals who use the Club's  facilities.

The club wishes to create an environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, and where individuals differences and the contributions of all members are recognised ,respected and valued.

The Club requires all members of what ever level or authority, to abide and adhere to this general principle and the requirements of the Equality Act 2010

Under this Act it is unlawful to discriminate against anyone because of  age, gender reassignment, being married or in a civil partnership, being pregnant  or on maternity leave, disability, race ( including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin ) religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. These are the "protected characteristics "

The purpose of this Policy is to :

Provide equality, fairness and respect for all members Ensure everyone receives equal treatment and that no one in the protected characteristics are treated less favourably than others.

Oppose and avoid all forms of unlawful discrimination. This includes in dealing with grievances and discipline, and selection for activities or other developmental opportunities that may arise within the ClubActively discourage victimisation of an individual. Actively discourage harassment of an individual , by virtue of discrimination..

Brynhyfryd Bowls Club commits itself to the immediate investigation of any claims of discrimination.Any member found guilty of discrimination will be instructed to cease forthwith. Since discrimination in its many forms is against the Club's Policy, any members offending will be dealt with under the Club's disciplinary procedure.

All members should understand they can be held liable for acts of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination. Further, sexual harassment may also amount to a criminal matter, such as in sexual assault allegations. In addition, harassment   under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 which is not limited to circumstances where harassment relates to a protected characteristic is a criminal offence.

  The Club's practices and procedures will be reviewed as necessary to ensure fairness, and also update them and this policy to take account of any changes in law.

                                                                                                     Management Committee September 2020


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