Reality TV duty of care rules: Lessons for HR

New guidelines for TV broadcasters offer useful lessons for all employers on their duty of care to employees.

Outside the spotlight of the reality TV world, employers in all sectors are also struggling to determine how best to safeguard the mental wellbeing of their staff.

These duty of care rules are not just relevant to employers in the TV industry. They also highlight the importance of any business properly addressing its duty of care towards its workforce. The message is that, whether you’re a contestant on a reality or game show, or an everyday employee in a corporation, the support you require when things get difficult is the same. We’re all humans after all.

So what do these new duty of care rules mean?

Ofcom has proposed two new rules to ensure that participants in television and radio shows are properly looked after by broadcasters, namely that:

  • Due care must be taken over the welfare, wellbeing and dignity of participants in programmes
  • Participants must not be caused unjustified distress or anxiety by taking part in programmes or by the broadcast of those programmes.

Read the full article on duty of care by Keely Rushmore published by HR Magazine.

CONTACT KEELY

If you would like more information or advice relating to this article or an Employment law matter, please do not hesitate to contact Keely Rushmore on 01727 798046 

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