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Ensuring that you have a diverse workforce and that workers feel that they have fair and equal treatment is both good for business and an important part of your organisations contribution to social justice. Diversity issues impact on almost every aspect of your business and require careful thought and planning. 

There are nine legally protected equality strands. In addition to these seven areas organisations are increasingly concerned about socio-economic diversity and social mobility. This means that you should be thinking about diversity across the following dimensions. 

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment 
  • Marriage and civil partnerships
  • Race
  • Religion and belief
  • Pregnancy, maternity and paternity
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Socio-economic background

Each of these issues will need to be thought about individuality, but there are also a range of practices that are likely to improve your organisations equality and diversity across the board. 


More support on diversity

If you are interested in diversity you may want to get involved in the ISE’s diversity special interest group.


ISE resources


Other useful resources

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