Brick Alley Lego User Group is committed to equality in its provision of services and in all its practices, policies and procedures. This includes members volunteers and committee members.
Brick Alley Lego User Group recognises society as being diverse in race, culture, faith and other beliefs, sexuality, abilities, gender and age, and that all people have equal rights Brick Alley Lego User Group is committed to challenging disadvantage and inequality, and aims to promote diversity and equality in all areas of its activities.
Statement of intent
Our intention is to ensure that no member/volunteer of Brick Alley Lego User Group receives less favourable treatment due to a protected characteristic (i.e. age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation). All members/volunteers have a responsibility to co-operate with measures to ensure equal opportunity and non-discrimination.
We aim to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences, that promotes dignity, equality and diversity, and that encourages individuals to develop and maximise their true potential.
We aim to remove any barriers, bias or discrimination that prevent individuals or groups from realising their potential and contributing fully to Brick Alley Lego User Group and it’s activities.
Direct Discrimination is when you treat someone less favourably than others. Brick Alley Lego User Group will treat direct discrimination as a disciplinary matter and investigate the matter in the same way as outlined in the complaints proceedure
Indirect Discrimination is when a policy, practice or procedure that applies to everyone might disadvantage a particular group. Brick Alley Lego User Group will monitor and review its policies, practices and procedures in order to try and ensure that they do not disadvantage any particular group.
Discrimination by association is direct discrimination against someone because they associate with another person who possesses a protected characteristic. It is unlawful and Brick Alley Lego User Group will treat it as a disciplinary manner.
Perception discrimination is direct discrimination against an individual because others think they possess a protected characteristic. It applies even if the person does not have that characteristic. It is unlawful and Brick Alley Lego User Group will treat it as a disciplinary matter.
Harassment is unwanted conduct that violates a person’s dignity or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment. Brick Alley Lego User Group will treat harassment as a disciplinary matter.
Victimisation is when you treat someone less favourably or discriminate against them because they have pursued or intend to pursue their rights relating to alleged discrimination. Brick Alley Lego User Group will treat victimisation as a disciplinary matter.
Every member/volunteer is responsible for ensuring Brick Alley Lego User Groups Equality Policy is applied to our all our interactions with other individuals or organisations and need to be aware that it is unlawful to commit, authorise, contribute to or condone acts of discrimination on the grounds of a protected characteristic in the provision of our activities.
We will bring this policy to the attention of members/volunteers, when they join/volunteer. This policy will be reviewed every two years or earlier if appropriate.
Date policy created: 8.2.2021
Chair: R Carter
Secretary: Mim Porter
Date of next review: November 2022