Diversity & Inclusion Policy
The Diversity and Inclusion document in full can be found here and copies are kept in the Policy folder & on the main noticeboard in the clubhouse reception area.
The aim of the policy is to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect and that all members, non members, visitors, visiting clubs and teams are not denied access to Brentwood because of a discriminatory reason.
Brentwood is responsible for setting standards and values to apply throughout the club at every level. We believe tennis should be enjoyed by everyone who wants to play the game.
Our commitment is to eliminate discrimination by reason of gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, ability or disability and to encourage equal opportunities.
This policy is fully supported by the Brentwood Directors and Committee who are responsible for the implementation and review of this policy.
Brentwood will not discriminate or in any way treat anyone less favourably, on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, ability or disability. We will strive to ensure we treat members, non-members and visitors fairly and with respect and will ensure that all members have access to and have opportunities to take part in, and enjoy, its programmes of activities.
Brentwood will not tolerate harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of an individual. This includes sexual or racially based harassment or other discriminatory behaviour, whether physical or verbal. We will work to ensure that such behaviour is met with appropriate action in whatever context it occurs.
Brentwood commits itself to the immediate investigation of any complaints of discrimination on the above grounds, once they are brought to our attention.
Complaints will be dealt with by the Brentwood Committee and where such a complaint is upheld, the Brentwood Committee may impose such sanction as it considers appropriate and proportionate to the discriminatory behaviour.
Brentwood is committed to taking positive action where inequalities exist and the development of a programme of on-going training and awareness in order to promote the eradication of discrimination and to promote equality and diversity in tennis.
In the event that any member, visitor or visiting team feels that he, she or they have suffered discrimination or harassment in any way they should speak to Mary Wilton 07761 107021
Procedure for reporting discrimination or harassment:
the complainant should report the matter in writing to the Club Chair, Nina Wightman
this report should include the details of what happened, when and where it took place, any witness details, names of any others (provided they give consent to their names being disclosed) treated in a similar manner.
the action taken by the Brentwood Committee as a result of the complaint will be provided to both parties within one calendar month of the decision.