The informal culture and normalised behaviours in film and TV can make it hard to identify bullying, or to feel confident that certain behaviours are unacceptable. This can be a confusing and lonely experience.
It’s important to try to make sense of how certain behaviours make you feel. This is partly so that you can seek the right support, but also because different kinds of bullying behaviour may determine which legal rights you have.
If the behaviour you’re experiencing relates to any of the ‘protected characteristics’ listed by the Equality Act 2010 you’re protected by law against discrimination including racism, harassment and victimisation. You may have further rights depending on whether you are an employee, the length and nature of your contract.