Disability Discrimination Policy

DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION POLICY STATEMENT

Policy

Lossiemouth Football Club fully supports the principle of equal opportunities in employment and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of disability. No applicant or employee shall receive less favorable treatment because of disability.

It is in the interest of Lossiemouth Football Club and those who work for it to ensure that all available human resource talents and skills are considered when employment opportunities arise.

Lossiemouth Football Club is committed to maintaining and managing a diverse work force.

Purpose

To ensure that Lossiemouth Football Club complies with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and to ensure that disabled people falling within the definition of the Act are treated equally and fairly.

To ensure we recruit and retain the best people for Lossiemouth Football Club.

Scope

The Disability Discrimination Policy covers all staff and job applicants. This also covers employees who become disabled during their employment. Where relevant it also covers staff employed by outside agencies working on Lossiemouth Football Club premises.

All staff and applicants will also be made aware of the Company’s Disability Discrimination Policy relating to the provision of Goods and Services, which is currently under formulation.

Policy Guidelines

 Recruitment, training and promotion are carried out in line with Lossiemouth Football Club Codes of Practice. Clear job descriptions and person specifications are used (where appropriate) to enhance objective assessments and to ensure that decisions are made solely on objective and job related criteria.

Lossiemouth Football Club will endeavor to give training and guidance to all relevant Staff, to ensure that the risk of possible discriminatory attitudes affecting decisions are minimized and that there is an understanding of the relevant provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

Lossiemouth Football Club operates a Grievance Procedure to enable grievances, including those relating to unfair discrimination on grounds of disability, to be formally heard.

All reasonable and necessary changes will be investigated and any justified changes will be made to the workplace and to employment arrangements so that disabled people are not at any substantial disadvantage compared to non-disabled people. This covers all areas of employment, including recruitment, promotion and training.

In recruitment and selection,

Lossiemouth Football Club will modify selection techniques, where appropriate, and make any other reasonable changes to ensure that disabled people can be considered equally with non-disabled candidates.

Lossiemouth Football Club will ensure that disabled people will receive equal treatment in training and development, and, where appropriate, will supply additional training. A flexible approach will be adopted and, where possible and justified, consideration to reallocation of duties, time off for rehabilitation, assessment or treatment or other appropriate measures to ensure equal opportunity.

Every endeavor will be made to ensure that contract workers are not discriminated against because of their disability and will ensure that any contract workers and other agencies that may be used are aware of this policy.

Lossiemouth Football Club actively encourages promotion of this policy in its internal and external recruitment by ensuring that advertisements, job descriptions and person specifications do not discriminate. We welcome applications from disabled people.

Lossiemouth Football Club will ensure that all new employees are aware of this policy as part of their induction and will regularly review and monitor this policy to ensure its implementation and effectiveness.