York City Football Club is fully committed to embracing equality and diversity in all of its activities, from activities within the community through the Foundation, through engagement with young players within the academy, to the hosting of sporting fixtures and the operation of the football club as a business organisation.
For the Club, to operate in a fair and balanced manner across all business activities and community engagements, it is essential that sound foundations of equality and diversity, in the form of policies and procedures and a positive ethos exist. Improved operational performance will be achieved through effective equality and diversity strategies and learning and development for all members of staff and additional stakeholders as is applicable.
We believe that all individuals with whom we engage; including; community partners, employees, spectators, neighbours, players and their parents / guardians, have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. We recognise that fair treatment for all, both the public and our colleagues alike, is the cornerstone of achieving our equality objectives.
York City Football Club is committed to being an equality led employer and to the creation of an entirely non-discriminatory working environment. All individuals shall have an equal right to employment and advancement within the Club on the basis of their ability, performance and aptitude for work, irrespective of any protected characteristics.
Discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of age, gender, marital status, pregnancy/maternity, race/ethnicity, religion/belief, sexuality, disability, gender reassignment or any other unjustifiable requirement is unacceptable, and will not be tolerated by the Club and will be dealt with severely.
In order to achieve our equality objectives, the Club, will continue to support equality campaigns both within football and within the local community, including; football vs homophobia, kick it out, Fans for Diversity and York Pride, in addition to continuing to work with our community partners through foundation led projects to engage with diverse groups within the community.