At FetLor Youth Club we are committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our team, volunteers and board members. We are committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination. Our FetLor Code of Ethics, further underpins our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
Our aim is for our to team to be representative of our community and reflect the diversity of our membership. It is important to us that each team member, volunteer and board member feels respected and able to give their best.
At FetLor we oppose unlawful discrimination of our members or the public. In so doing we undertake the following:
1 We act with equality, fairness and respect towards all in our team members, whether temporary, part-time, full-time or volunteers
2 We recognise the importance of the Equality Act 2010 and do not unlawfully discriminate against individuals or groups. We understand the importance of recognising the protected characteristics of
- gender reassignment
- marriage or civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
- race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin)
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
3 We oppose and avoid all forms of unlawful discrimination; including discrimination relating to
- pay and benefits
- terms and conditions of employment
- dealing with grievances and discipline
- leave for parents
- requests for flexible working
- selection for employment, promotion, training or other developmental opportunities
4 We are committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
5 We recognise the importance of ensuring a working environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, where dignity and respect for all promoted and individual differences and the contributions of all staff are recognised and valued.
6 We are committed to training our managers, board members and all other employees about their rights and responsibilities under our equality, diversity and inclusion policy.
7 We understand that responsibilities include our whole team conducting themselves in a way which promotes equal opportunities in employment, and prevents bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination. We understand that we must reflect these behaviours in all that we do both whilst engaged in FetLor activates or in a personal capacity.
8 FetLor offers opportunities for training, development and progress to all staff. We do all we can to help and encourage our team to develop to their full potential. This supports FetLor as individual talents and resources can be fully utilised to maximise our efficiency and community impact.
9 We make decisions concerning staff on merit (apart from any necessary and limited exemptions and exceptions allowed under the Equality Act).
10 We review our employment practices and procedures regularly to ensure fairness, and update those and any policies to take account of any pertinent changes in the law.
Our equality, diversity and inclusion policy is fully supported by our board of trustees, chief executive and staff team.