Hull City Equality Policy
The Football League is responsible for setting the standards, values and expectations of all Clubs in relation to equality, inclusion and diversity. Football is for everyone; it belongs to, and should be enjoyed by anyone who wants to participate in it, whether as a player, official, staff member or spectator.
The aim of Hull City Equality Policy is to promote our own equality objectives and in doing so, help to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect. All Hull City representatives should abide and adhere to this Policy and to the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. In doing so, we are legally compliant in relation to equality legislation.
Hull City commitment is to promote inclusion and to confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of age, disability, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity and to encourage equal opportunities. These are known as ‘protected characteristics’ under the Equality Act 2010.
This Policy is fully supported by the Board of Hull City and David Beeby; Club Secretary is responsible for the implementation of this policy.
Hull City will promote the equality agenda and treat everyone fairly and with respect and will provide access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy its activities. Every staff member, Board member, official, spectator, fan and visiting teams can be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected, and in particular that they are able to work and watch football in an environment without the threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment or abuse.
Complaints and Compliance
Hull City regards all of the forms of discriminatory behaviour as unacceptable and will encourage and give confidence to individuals so that they feel able to raise any bona fide grievance or complaint related to such behaviour without fear of being penalised for doing so. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken against any employee, member or volunteer, spectator or fan that is found, after a full investigation, to have violated the Equality Policy.
Positive Action and Training
Hull City is committed to equality inclusion and anti-discrimination as part of The Premier League equality standard. Hull City will commit to a programme of raising awareness and educating, investigating concerns and applying relevant and proportionate sanctions, campaigning, widening diversity and representation and promoting diverse role models, which we believe are all key actions to promote inclusion and eradicate discrimination within football. This Equality Policy will be reviewed and updated, if required, on an annual basis.
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