Equal Opportunities

Equal Opportunities Policy

Martlesham Bowls Club recognises that everyone has a contribution to make to our Club and a right to equal opportunity.

No member, volunteer or individual to which we provide services will be discriminated against by us on the grounds of:

  1.    Gender (including sex, marriage, gender re-assignment);
  2.    Race (including ethnic origin, colour, nationality and national origin);
  3.    Disability;
  4.    Sexual orientation;
  5.    Religion or belief;
  6.    Age.

We aim to promote equal opportunities, eliminate discrimination and eliminate         harassment through the following:

  1.    Opposing all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.
  2.    All members and volunteers will be treated fairly and with respect.
  3.    Membership will be open to all.
  4.    All members will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the    talents and resources of individuals will be fully utilised to maximise the             efficiency of the organisation.
  5.   All members and volunteers have a legal and moral obligation not to discriminate   and to report incidents of discrimination against any
  6.   Individual or group of individuals to any member of the committee

Our commitment:

  1.  To create an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of  all our members and volunteers are recognised and valued. 
  2.  Every member and volunteer is entitled to be part of an environment that  promotes dignity and respect to all. No form of Intimidation, bullying or  harassment will be tolerated.
  3.   Equality is good management practice and makes sound sense. Breaches of our  equality policy will be regarded as misconduct and could lead to disciplinary  proceedings or membership disqualification.
  4.  This policy is fully supported by the Management Committee.
  5.  The policy will be monitored and reviewed annually.
  6.  The successful implementation of this policy depends on the awareness and  Commitment of all members of the Management Committee
  7.  Hence, all new members of the Management Committee will be made aware of its  existence on joining the Committee, and reminded they must conform with it on a  regular basis.
  8. The successful implementation of this policy depends on the awareness and Commitment of all members of the Management Committee

Hence, all new members of the Management Committee will be made aware of its existence on joining the Committee, and reminded they must conform with it on a regular basis.