This guide is for people working in the television broadcasting sector who need support to increase the diversity of talent both on- and off-screen.
Divided into three parts, it outlines some basic principles of equality law, particularly in relation to disability, and offers advice on overcoming barriers to diversity in the industry. It also provides clear guidance on some common scenarios faced by employers, such as programme makers, independent production companies and recruiters, when trying to reach and hire a more diverse range of employees. The guide aims to overcome misunderstandings around:
- positive action
- tie-break provisions
- storing information on protected characteristics on databases
- occupational requirements
- targets and quotas
- the ‘Rooney Rule’
and points to lawful steps forward and best practice.