Coventry Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation is committed to equal opportunities for all and we do not discriminate in our procedures or practices. We actively encourage participation of women and ethnic minority volunteers, and have a strong track record in this regard.
Bullying and harassment towards our volunteers are not tolerated.
The aim is for our Committee to be truly representative of all sections of society and for each volunteer to feel respected and able to give their best.
When the Committee provides goods or services it is committed against unlawful discrimination of customers, users or the public
The policy’s purpose
- Provide equality, fairness and respect for all volunteers.
- Not unlawfully discriminate because of the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation
- Oppose and avoid all forms of unlawful discrimination.
The Committee commits to
- Encourage equality and diversity in everything we do.
- Create a working environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, promoting dignity and respect for all, and where individual differences and the contributions of all staff are recognised and valued.
- Take seriously complaints of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination by fellow volunteers, customers, users, the public and any others in the course of the Committee’s activities. Such acts will be dealt with as misconduct and appropriate action will be taken. Further, sexual harassment may amount to a criminal matter, such as in sexual assault allegations.
- Make opportunities for training, development and progress available to all volunteers, who will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential, so their talents and resources can be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the Committee.
Anyone with a complaint should contact the Chair of the Committee via email@example.com unless the complaint involves the Chair, in which case they should contact Coventry Lord Mayor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This equality policy is fully supported by senior managers of the Committee.