Under the Equality Act 2010, certain characteristics are protected by law:
- Sexual orientation
- Ethnic group
- Religion and belief
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Pregnancy and maternity
If people with these characteristics are not treated fairly, it may be a form of discrimination. For more information, check out this article.
A Game For All
Having clearly defined strategies and policies helps all levels of football work towards these goals. The FA’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) strategy, ‘A Game For All’ outlines how this will be realised.
The FA’s working hard for football to better represent society and the communities you serve. This is where The Football Leadership Diversity Code comes in. While focusing on gender and ethnicity initially, it will expand over time.