Equality and Diversity Policy
Burscough Community Farm (BCF) recognises that discrimination and victimisation is unacceptable and that it is in the interest of the organisation and its volunteers to utilise the skills of the total workforce. It is the aim of BCF to ensure that no volunteer receives less favourable facilities or treatment (either directly or indirectly) on the grounds of age, disability, gender/gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Our aim is that our workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society and that each volunteer feels respected and able to give of their best.
We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination or victimisation.
All volunteers will be treated fairly and with respect and encouraged to develop their full potential. The talents and resources of the workforce will be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of BCF.
To create an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of everyone are welcome and valued.
Every volunteer is entitled to a working environment that promotes dignity and respect to all. No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated.
The policy will be monitored and reviewed annually.
Responsibilities of Management
It is the responsibility of the Board of Directors to ensure that the entire workforce operates within this policy and that all reasonable and practical steps are taken to avoid discrimination.
Volunteers have the right to pursue a complaint concerning victimisation via the Board of Directors.
The effectiveness of this policy and associated arrangements will be reviewed annually under the direct supervision of the Board of Directors.