In compliance with the new law AB 2338 we are sharing this information. Please read over the material carefully. There are several helpful links if you want more information or are in need of assistance or know someone that might need it. This page contains a brief definition of sexual harassment, retaliation, nutrition, & eating disorders.


Sexual Harassment 


According to the Department of Fair Employment & Housing, sexual harassment is a form of descrimination based on gender, sex, sexual orientation, etc. It does not have to be sexually motivated. There are two types of sexual harassment. The first is quid pro quo, where an individual is promised something in return for sexual favors. The second is hostile work environment, where any verbal, written, or image interferes with work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.


A few examples of sexual harassment are:


Unwanted Sexual advances

Offering career advancement for sexual favors

Leering; gestures; displaying sexually suggestive materials (posters, cartoons, objects, etc)

Derogatory comments, jokes, slurs, etc.

Graphic comments, sexually degrading words, suggestive or obscene messages or invitations

Physical touching or assault; including impeding or blocking movements


Retaliation


Any negative action taken in response to not bowing to sexual harassment. Including reporting being sexually harassed or being a witness for a coworker.


A few examples of retaliation:


Making or threatening retaliatory action after receiving a negative response to sexual advances

Firing, not granting extra hours, cutting normal work hours, denying promotion based on merit

Where to report


Report sexual assault 

If you are in immediate danger, dial 911 to contact local law enforcement.


SAG AFTRA During business hours:

EEO & Diversity – 323.549.6644 | 212.827.1542 | diversity@sagaftra.org

For After-Hours Emergencies: 844.SAFER SET (844.723.3773)


Department of Fair Employment and Housing complaint

https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/complaint-process/


Nutrition


Making sure to give your body the nutrition it needs to stay active and healthy is key to maintaining health and preventing disease. Make sure to eat healthy calories that help maintain energy.


Eating Disorders


Eating disorders are a serious mental illness that negatively affects eating habits of individuals. Obsession with food, body weight, and shape could be an indication of an eating disorder. If you believe that you or your child suffer from an eating disorder please get help because it could be life threatening. An eating disorder does not descriminate due to sex, race, age, or any other criteria. Anyone can suffer from one.


The three most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating. Anorexia nervosa is most commonly expressed by consuming small amount of calories and excessive physical activity. Most individuals with anorexia nervosa are underweight. Bulimia Nervosa is most commonly expressed as consuming mass quantities of calories and purging them shortly after. Most individuals with bulimia nervosa are normal weight. Binge eating is most commonly expressed by eating large quantities of calories in a single sitting multiple times a day. Most individuals with binge eating are overweight.


Child Talent


Minors are in a unique position to be abused. Keeping this in mind, all authority figures in their life should take special precautions to ensure that all laws that are put in place to protect the child are followed. 


A few suggestions to help reduce risk:


Make sure the child is informed on what constitutes abuse and how to talk about it

It is not recommended to go to casting appointments in high risk location 

For example in hotel rooms or private residents

Make sure that someone is in the room/on set with the minor


AB 2338 states that the CA Labor Commissioner must ensure that all minors 14-17-years old working in the industry (and their adult guardians) have completed training in sexual harassment prevention, retaliation, and resources prior to issuing a work permit for the minor. A licensed talent agency must also keep on file a copy of the minor’s work permit prior to representing or sending a minor out on an audition, meeting or interview for work.


Informational Links


Nutrition Brochure

https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/document/pdf/brochure.pdf


National Institute of Mental Health: Understanding Eating Disorders

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/eating-disorders/index.shtml


Department of Fair Employment and Housing Poster and Brochures

https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/12/DFEH_SexualHarassmentPoster.pdf

https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/12/DFEH_SexualHarassmentPamphlet.pdf


Department of Fair Employment and Housing Sexual Harassment FAQs

https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/resources/frequently-asked-questions/employment-faqs/sexual-harassment-faqs/


California Attorney General’s webpage on Sexual Violence

https://oag.ca.gov/workplace-sexual-harassment


SAG AFTRA Code of Conduct

https://www.sagaftra.org/sag-aftra-code-conduct


SAG AFTRA Guideline 1

https://www.sagaftra.org/files/sag-aftra_guideline1.pdf


These legal options are provided to our talent for their information only. The Happen Agency does not guarantee or take responsibility for the content of the information provided by these resources or for the legal services to which our talent may be referred.