Equal Opportunities Policy
1. FC United of Manchester is committed to
a policy of equal treatment of all members and requires all members
of 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
2. 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
- Imposing on an individual requirements which are in effect
more onerous on that individual than they are on others. For
example, this would include applying a condition which makes
it more difficult for members of a particular race or sex to
comply than others not of that race or sex.
- 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. Thus, in all the Club's
recruitment, selection, promotion and training processes, as
well as disciplinary matters, it is essential that merit, experience,
skills and temperament are considered as objectively as possible.
3. FC United of Manchester commits itself to
the immediate investigation of any claims of discrimination on
the above grounds and where such is found to be the case, a requirement
that the practice cease forthwith, restitution of damage or loss
(if necessary) and to the investigation of any member accused
4. Any member found guilty of discrimination
will be instructed to desist forthwith. Since discrimination in
its many forms is against the Club's policy, any members offending
will be dealt with under the disciplinary procedure.
5. FC United of Manchester 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.