Lochee United Football Club opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of disability. No applicant or employee shall receive less favourable treatment because of disability. It is in the interest of Lochee United Football Club and those who work for it to ensure that all available human resource talents and skills are considered when employment opportunities arise. As such Lochee United Football Club is committed to maintaining and managing a diverse work force. This policy is applicable to all staff, contract workers, spectators and guests of the Club on all premises and places of work occupied by the Club.
2.0 POLICY PURPOSE
The purpose of this policy it to ensure that Lochee United Football Club complies with the Equality Act 2010 and to ensure that people who are disabled within the definition of the Act are treated equally and fairly. In this policy, DISABILITY refers to a physical or mental condition which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on an individual’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. Person who is disabled refers to a person with such a disability. DISCRIMINATION refers to treating someone with a disability less favourably than he treats others whom have no disability, and that treatment cannot be shown to be justified in relation to the activities or circumstances involved.
3.0 CLUB POLICY
3.1. It is the Club’s intention to comply with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 in that:
- The Club is committed to ensuring that its supporters who are disabled and customers have as full access as is reasonably possible to make to all goods, services and facilities provided or offered to the public by the Club.
- The Club will provide free access for supporters with disabilities and half price admission for their carers.
- The Club will ensure that this policy does not discriminate between people who are disabled with differing conditions.
- The Club is committed to making the necessary reasonable adjustments described by the Equality Act and its relevant Codes of Practice to ensure full compliance with the legislation.
- The Club will undertake such additional works as are reasonably required within the timescales set out in the Act.
- The Club has a grievance procedure in place and guarantees to its supporters who are disabled and customers that any complaints of discrimination will be dealt with quickly under that procedure.
- The Club has advised its staff that any incident of discrimination under the provisions of the Act is a serious matter and will be dealt with under the Club’s Disciplinary Procedures.
4.1 When considering persons for employment the Club will not discriminate against a person who is disabled:
- In the arrangements made for determining whom employment should be offered to.
- In the terms under which employment is offered.
- In deliberately refusing to offer or not offering employment to someone based on their disability.
- In the opportunities afforded to a person (i.e. training, promotions or any other work benefit).
- In dismissing, someone or subjecting them to any detriment based on their disability.
Lochee United Football Club are committed to ensuring that its supporters who are disabled, staff and customers have full access as is reasonably possible in all our facilities at Thomson Park Napier Drive Dundee. Lochee United Football Club will give training to ensure that our committee and staff are equipped to deal with any provisions included in the Equality Act 2010. Any complaints of discrimination by our committee, staff or customers will be fully examined by the club at their first available meeting. The committee are well aware we have a responsibility to our supporters who are disabled and any incidents will be treated seriously.
Reviewed: February 2022