The Association has a responsibility for ensuring that all those who wish to participate in its activities are treated fairly and on an equal basis.
In this policy “Discrimination” means discrimination where a person is treated less favourably on grounds of age, sex, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins), disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity.
All participants in its activities will be given equal opportunity irrespective of age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, disability or religious persuasion in all aspects of participation in the sport of basketball.
The Association will ensure avoidance of inequality:
- In the selection of all those working for, or on behalf of the Association.
- In its rules and regulations.
- In the preparation, production and distribution of all material.
- Through the monitoring of practices, procedures and the operations of its member clubs.
The Association reserves the right to limit competitions to persons of specific age, gender or disability groups to provide opportunity for equal competition.
In formulating its competitions, the Association will seek to ensure that for its part every reasonable effort is made to avoid a format, language or approach which, in relation to a candidate’s age, gender, ethnic origin, religious persuasion, or disability:
- Is offensive to members of particular groups.
- Implies stereotyped or biased attitudes.
- Includes terms or concepts or forms of presentation which are unfamiliar to some groups.
In furtherance of this policy, the Association will work in co-operation with any appropriate local organisations and agencies to develop means of identifying and preventing unequal opportunity in relation to participation in sport.
The Association fully supports the principles of equal opportunities and is committed to satisfying these principles in all its activities and in its published material.