Status of the Artist Act

Version of section 50 from 2002-12-31 to 2013-03-31:


Marginal note:Prohibitions relating to producers

 No producer or person acting on behalf of a producer shall

  • (a) refuse to engage an artist or to honour an artist’s contract, or discriminate against an artist with respect to engagement, remuneration or any other term or condition of engagement, or intimidate, threaten or discipline an artist, because the artist

    • (i) is or proposes to become, or seeks to induce any other person to become, a member, officer or representative of an artists’ association, or participates in the promotion, formation or administration of an artists’ association,

    • (ii) has testified or participated in a proceeding under this Part, or may do so,

    • (iii) has made or is about to make a disclosure that may be required in a proceeding under this Part,

    • (iv) has made an application or filed a complaint under this Part,

    • (v) has exercised any right under this Part or participated in pressure tactics that are not prohibited by it, or

    • (vi) has been expelled or suspended from membership in an artists’ association for a reason other than a failure to pay the periodic dues, assessments and initiation fees uniformly required to be paid by all members of the association as a condition of acquiring or retaining membership;

  • (b) impose any condition in a contract of engagement that prevents or has the effect of preventing an artist from exercising rights under this Part;

  • (c) terminate an artist’s contract, or impose a financial or other penalty or take disciplinary action against an artist, because the artist refuses to perform any of the duties of another artist who is participating in or is subject to pressure tactics that are not prohibited by this Part;

  • (d) seek by intimidation, threat of termination of a contract, imposition of a financial or other penalty, or by any other means, to compel a person to refrain from becoming or to cease to be a member, officer or representative of an artists’ association, or to refrain from

    • (i) testifying or participating in a proceeding under this Part,

    • (ii) making a disclosure that may be required in a proceeding under this Part, or

    • (iii) making an application or filing a complaint under this Part;

  • (e) terminate the contract of, or impose any financial or other penalty on, an artist engaged by the producer, or take any disciplinary action because of the artist’s refusal to perform an act that is prohibited by this Part; or

  • (f) bargain for the purpose of entering into a scale agreement, or enter into a scale agreement, with an artists’ association in respect of a sector, if the producer knows or, in the opinion of the Tribunal ought to know, that another artists’ association is certified in respect of that sector.

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