Safety & Welfare

Bullying & Harassment

Unfortunately instances of bullying and harassment within the TV and Film industry and amongst our members are not uncommon. Steps need to be taken to tackle toxic work spaces and empower members to speak out.

Our aim is to ensure art department members feel informed and equipped to:

  • Block bullying behaviours

  • Feel empowered to report instances of bullying and harassment in the workplace

  • Move forward with BECTU’s Dignity at Work campaign


BECTU's Dignity at Work campaign

BECTU’s flagship Dignity at Work campaign aims to champion workers’ rights to dignity and highlight the role and responsibility of unions in improving workplace culture. The Dignity at Work campaign makes a call to stamp out sexual harassment and discrimination of any kind in the creative industries. It also seeks to eradicate the culture of fear propagated in productions should you exercise your right to speak out.

Watch the BECTU Dignity at Work short film on sexual harassment

Read about the 5 key strands of BECTU’s Dignity at Work campaign

Get involved in Dignity at Work Campaign

External resources

BECTU guide on bullying and harassment. BECTU also regularly runs workshops and webinars such as ‘Blocking Bullying Behaviours’. Check out the latest Live Events for members here.

FILM + TV CHARITY supports people in the UK Film and Television industry at every stage of their career and beyond. They offer a wide range of financial, practical and emotional support from legal queries, financial trouble and family issues to mental health & wellbeing. Call their 24/7 Support Line on 0800 054 0000 to ask for professional advice.

WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION UK is the leading membership organisation for women working in creative media in the UK and part of an international network of over 13,000 women. They lobby for women's interests, host a variety of events throughout the year and run a mid-career mentoring programme for women.

ACAS is the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. They work with millions of employers and employees every year to improve workplace relationships. They provide free and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives on employment rights, best practice and policies, resolving workplace conflict. They also provide paid for services such as mediation, training and support.

EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION protect people against discriminatory treatment, promote human rights and hold organisations, such as businesses and government, to account for what they do.