Protection from Discrimination

It is an offence to limit a person’s opportunity to participate in or join a public club on the basis of gender, ethnicity, sexual preference, religious beliefs, disability, age etc… with some exceptions for sport and clubs. To treat a person unfairly because of a personal characteristic, beliefs or association is termed as discrimination. Discrimination can also take the form of setting an unreasonable requirement that some people cannot achieve because of personal characteristics. Similarly, everyone has the right to participate in the club free of harassment of any kind. The law says sexual harassment is any unwelcome behaviour of a sexual kind that a reasonable person would foresee could upset, embarrass or intimidate another person.

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