Anti-bullying and harassment policy

At the Film and TV Charity we do not tolerate any form of bullying, harassment, racism or other discrimination, or victimisation. 

We uphold the following principles:

  1. Everyone at the Film and TV Charity is responsible for creating a positive workplace that is inclusive and supportive of all colleagues. 
  2. We respect one another’s dignity, regardless of role or seniority within the organisation. 
  3. Everyone has the right to feel safe, welcome, and comfortable in their day-to-day work 
  4. The Film and TV Charity aims to prevent bullying and harassment and ensure that a proper process is in place for the reporting and investigation of bullying and harassment if it occurs. 
  5. You should feel empowered to raise challenges and make complaints if you experience any behaviour that falls below this standard, and be supported and protected to do so, as we understand that this can be a difficult experience.

What is bullying, harassment and victimisation?

Bullying is unwanted behaviour that makes someone feel uncomfortable. Sometimes bullying is classed as harassment, which is against the law and has a legal definition under the Equality Act (2010).

Harassment is unwanted behaviour related to protected characteristics’ that has either violated the person’s dignity or has created a hostile environment for the person (whether it was intended or not). 

The protected characteristics are gender, gender reassignment (i.e. transgender status), race, disability, sexual orientation, religion/​belief, pregnancy/​maternity, and age.

Victimisation is treating a person badly because they have, in good faith, complained (formally or otherwise) that someone has been bullying or harassing them or someone else, or because they have supported someone to make a complaint or given evidence in relation to a complaint. 

Please see the full policy for further details.

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