Bite-size guides to discrimination and equality at work

Guidance to help members better understand the legal framework and key considerations around equity, diversity and belonging in the workplace


How to use the guides

CSP Chair of Council Ishmael Beckford talks  the guides and how you can use them to improve your knowledge.

Defining equity and equality

Equality law and best practice

Find out about the laws that protect people from discrimination and how employers have to comply

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Race discrimination and equality

Here we explain what things count as race discrimination and how the law protects individuals from race discrimination at work.

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Disability discrimination and equality

Learn about the law against disability discrimination, and the help available to enable people with disabilities to join or stay in physiotherapy.


Sex discrimination and equality

This section looks at what counts as sex discrimination and how health issues that differently affect women and men impact on their work.

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Marriage and civil partnership discrimination and equality

A guide to how discriminating against people because they are married or in a civil partnership is unlawful.

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Religion and belief discrimination and equality

How the law protects workers from discrimination on grounds of religion or belief work and how it works out in practice.

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Age discrimination and equality

Information about what things count as age discrimination and how the law protects individuals from age discrimination at work.

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Sexual orientation discrimination and equality

How the law on protects lesbian, gay and bisexual workers from discrimination at work and how CSP stewards and managers can promote equality in practice.

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Transgender discrimination and equality

What transgender means,  the law protecting transgender people from discrimination and workplace issues to consider when someone is changing gender. 

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