Club's commitment to equality for all.
The English Football League (EFL) is responsible for setting the standards, values and expectations of all Clubs in relation to equality, inclusion and diversity.
All Colchester United FC representatives should abide and adhere to this Policy and to the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. In doing so, we are working towards being legally compliant in relation to equality legislation.
Every staff member, Board member, official, spectator, fan and visiting teams an be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected, and in particular that they are able to work and watch football in an environment without the threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment or abuse.
Complaints and compliance
Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken against any employee, member or volunteer, spectator or fan who is found, after a full investigation, to have violated the Equality Policy.
Positive Action and Training
Colchester United FC will commit to a programme of raising awareness and educating, investigating concerns and applying relevant and proportionate sanctions, campaigning, widening diversity and representation and promoting diverse role models, which we believe are all key actions to promote inclusion and eradicate discrimination within football.
Colchester United FC is committed to equality inclusion and anti-discrimination as part of The EFL's Code of Practice.
Signed –Tim Waddington, General Manager