Equality and Diversity Policy Our Commitment Exminster Golf Centre (‘The Centre’) is committed to the idea of equal opportunities for all. As a family owned business we have, since the outset, sought to encourage the whole community to enjoy the game of golf. Exminster Golf Club which operates as part of The Centre, as also committed to follow this policy and specifically ensure that all club competitions are mixed. We actively support our junior section and golfers of all abilities. Our policy is to make sure that no member, visitor, or person involved or associated with The Centre receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of: 1. Religious belief or political opinion 2. Race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins) 3. Disability 4. Gender, including gender reassignment 5. Marital or civil partnership status 6. Having or not having dependants 7. Sexual orientation 8. Age. The Centre is opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. We believe in human rights for all those connected with this organisation and all members of society. No action shall be taken against them by any person connected with The Centre which would devalue their contribution to society and to this organisation, or lead to a loss of their own self-respect, or respect for them from others. Responsibility for making sure that The Centre fulfils its obligations under this Policy rests with Richard Candy, his management team and the Club Committee. We take a 0 tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking. As a business we apply robust immigration checks and expect the same standards from our suppliers. Who does the Policy apply to? All individuals within this organisation are responsible for compliance with this Policy, and for the positive attitude it requires. All staff, members and visitors are encouraged to hold the same responsibility and commitment. What will we do? We will make sure that all our staff and sub-contractors are aware of this Policy, and where applicable will make them aware of their responsibilities. All job applicants, employees and others who work for us will be treated fairly and will not be discriminated against on any of the grounds named above. Decisions about recruitment and selection, promotion, training or any other benefit will be made objectively and without unlawful discrimination. How will we know if the Policy is working? The working of this policy will be monitored by Richard Candy and his management team on an annual basis, or sooner if necessary. Dealing with complaints It is recognised that many individuals may be unwilling to make a complaint regarding equal opportunities, for a variety of reasons, including: 1. Fear that others will consider that behaviour trivial 2. Fear of retaliation and/or public humiliation 3. Fear that the complaint will not be taken seriously Such concerns may make an individual choose to leave the organisation, or change their job. The Centre regards this as unacceptable. It is important that employees should feel able to raise concerns without fear and in the knowledge that their complaint will be taken seriously. All complaints will receive prompt attention and will be properly investigated. We will seek to resolve them as quickly as possible. Sometimes it may be possible for an employee affected by the behaviour of another simply to ask the harasser to stop, or make it clear that the behaviour is unwelcome. If this is appropriate, then the employee should do this. However, such an approach may not be appropriate and employees, visitors, or members should feel able to raise matters at any time with Richard Candy, the management team or a member of the Club Committee as appropriate.