Equal Opportunities Policy

HMH JYC is committed to a policy of equal treatment of all Members and requires everyone at 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 Equality.

All members are expected to abide by the 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, marital status, race, nationality or ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability less favourably than others
* Expecting an individual solely on the grounds stated above to comply with requirement(s) for any reason whatsoever related to their membership, which are different from the requirements for others

* Imposing on individual’s requirements, which are in effect more onerous on that individual than they are on others.

* Victimisation of an individual

* Harassment of an individual, by virtue of discrimination

* Any other act or omission of an act, which has as its effect the disadvantaging of a Member against another, or others, purely on the above grounds.  In all The Club’s recruitment, selection, promotion and training processes, as well as disciplinary issues, matters based on merit, experience, skills and temperament are considered as objectively as possible

* Any member found guilty of discrimination will be instructed to desist forthwith and any Members offending will be dealt with under the disciplinary procedure

* 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.