Equal Opportunities

Pirelli Football Club is committed to a policy of equal treatment of all members and requires all members of whatever level of 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 Relation Act 1976, Sex Discrimination Act 1986 and Disability Discrimination Act 1995. Specifically discrimination is prohibited in:

  • Treating any individual on grounds of gender, colour, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability7 less favourable than others.
  • Expecting an individual solely on the grounds stated above to comply with requirements for any reason whatsoever related to their membership, which are different to the requirements of others.
  • Victimisation of an individual
  • Harassment of an individual (which for the purposes of this policy and the actions and sanctions applicable thereto is regarded as 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 and other matters (in other words, all instances where those in control of members are required to make judgements between them) it is essential that merit, experience, skills and temperament are considered as objectively as possible.

Pirelli Football Club 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, restrictions of damage or loss (if necessary) and to the investigation of any member accused of discrimination.

Any member found guilty of discrimination will be instructed to desist forthwith. Since discrimination is its many forms is against the Club’s policy, any member offending will be dealt with under the disciplinary procedure.

Pirelli Football Club commits itself to the disabled person whenever possible and will treat such members, in respect 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.