// EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION POLICY
Sierra Lima CrossFit is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our coaching staff and members, and eliminating unlawful discrimination.
The aim is for our coaches to be truly representative of all sections of society and our clients, and for each coach to feel respected and able to give their best. Sierra Lima CrossFit also committed against unlawful discrimination of clients or the public.
The policy purpose is to:
Provide equality, fairness and respect for all in our coaches, whether temporary, part-time or full-time;
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 and sexual orientation;
Oppose and avoid all forms of unlawful discrimination. This includes in pay and benefits, terms and conditions of employment, dealing with grievances and discipline, dismissal, redundancy, leave for parents, and selection for employment, promotion, training or other developmental opportunities.
Sierra Lima CrossFit commits to:
Encourage equality, diversity and inclusion as they are good practice and make business sense;
Create an environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, promoting dignity and respect for all, and where individual differences and the contributions of all coaches are recognised and valued.
This commitment includes educating coaches about their rights and responsibilities under the equality, diversity and inclusion policy. Responsibilities include coaches conducting themselves to help Sierra Lima CrossFit provide equal opportunities in employment, and prevent bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination.
All coaches should understand they, can be held liable for acts of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, in the course of their employment, against fellow coaches, members, and the public;
Take seriously complaints of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination by fellow coaches, members, visitors, the public and any others in the course of their work activities for Sierra Lima CrossFit.
Such acts will be dealt with as misconduct under grievance and/or disciplinary procedures, and appropriate action will be taken. Particularly serious complaints could amount to gross misconduct and lead to dismissal without notice.
Further, sexual harassment may amount to both an employment rights matter and a criminal matter, such as in sexual assault allegations. In addition, harassment under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 – which is not limited to circumstances where harassment relates to a protected characteristic – is a criminal offence;
Make opportunities for training, development and progress available to all coaches, 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 Sierra Lima CrossFit;
Decisions concerning coaches based on merit (apart from in any necessary and limited exemptions and exceptions allowed under the Equality Act);
Review employment practices and procedures when necessary to ensure fairness, and also update them and the policy to take account of changes in the law;
Monitor the make-up regarding information such as age, sex, ethnic background, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and disability in encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion, and in meeting the aims and commitments set out in the equality, diversity and inclusion policy.
Monitoring will also include assessing how the equality, diversity and inclusion policy, and any supporting action plan, are working in practice, reviewing them annually, and considering and taking action to address any issues.
Changes to this policy
We keep our Equality, diversity and inclusion policy under regular review. This policy was last updated on 1st May 2020.
Address and contact information
You can write to us at:
Sierra Lima CrossFit Limited
Unit 16, Leigh Commerce Park
Or email us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Or telephone us on 01942 601 868
1st May 2020: Initial release