In most circumstances in a casting, audition or interview, you should not be asked questions about your:
- gender reassignment
- marriage/civil partnership
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
These are protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. If you are questioned about any of the above, contact Equity.
If asked about age, for example, you could say:
"My playing range is..."
"Equity advises me not to answer that"
If asked on a form, leave it blank, or write in your playing range.
Either way, report it to Equity. Equity will contact the company and you can remain anonymous.
How to report
Make a note of any information e.g. casting director, name of the studio, production company etc. and/or take photos (if you can) of relevant forms, photos, screens, etc.
Call: 020 7379 6000
We can pursue your concerns without needing to identify you.