Title VII of the CRA passed in 1964 in memory of our martyred President
Unfortunately in 2018 Americans still experience sexual and other forms of harassment in the workplace notwithstanding the fact that the law barring harassment is more than a half century old.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was enacted in memory of President John F. Kennedy who waged a valiant battle for civil rights during his tenure as Senator and later as President.
The following video depicts President Kennedy discussing this subject in 1963 prior to the horrific events in Dallas on November 22nd of that year.
Title VII was enacted in July 1964 and created the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency charged with administering and enforcing the act which prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion and national origin.
Harassment is considered an illegal employment act under Title VII.
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs The Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law, July 1964. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stands behind him.
For further information please visit the EEOC's website at www.eeoc.gov.