Dignity at Work Policy

EMERGENCE MEDIA LTD (T/A Emergence Films) strives to offer an environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate bullying and or harassment, racism or any other forms of discrimination, such as towards the D/deaf and disabled community. 

We have a duty of care to protect you, we will make it our priority to support you if you experience problems with bullying or harassment or racism and this policy is designed to help us do that. If you have a problem with bullying or harassment or racism we encourage you to use the support available to try to resolve it as early as possible. We will investigate any complaint that you bring to our attention in a fair, independent and confidential way and, after considering all the facts, we will take prompt and appropriate action. Informal resolution is also a route available to you to deal with bullying or harassment or racism. 

This policy is accompanied by a Set of Principles and Guidance [https://www.bfi.org.uk/about-bfi/policy-strategy/bullying-harassment-prevention] to tackle bullying and harassment in the screen industries developed by the BFI and BAFTA in partnership with the UK industry. This offers a broader guide on how to prevent and address bullying and harassment for everyone working in the screen sectors. It sets out examples of bullying and harassment as well as how workers including employers and freelancers can best respond. It also provides links to further resources available to anyone in the screen sectors on the issue of bullying and harassment. 

Freelancers (PAYE or gross paid) who wish to make a complaint should contact their manager, the ‘designated person’ if the production has one, or the free-to-call Film and TV Support Line [https://filmtvcharity.org.uk/your-situation/cant-pay-rent/] on 0800 054 00 00. 


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