Human resources consultant Victor Melendez has extensive experience in his field. He currently works as an executive HR consultant for International Consulting Associates in Los Angeles. Having conducted training on the prevention of workplace harassment, Victor Melendez is well-acquainted with the legal consequences connected to this type of human resources violation.
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), harassment in the workplace is in direct violation of Title VI, which is a part of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The EEOC defines harassment as conduct that is unwelcoming which is related to one’s color, religion, race, gender, age, national origin, or a disability.
Such conduct becomes unlawful in one of two instances: either the behavior causes the work atmosphere to become hostile, or the action is conveyed as a condition for employment. The EEOC goes on to add that workplace harassment can include such behaviors as offensive slurs or jokes, name-calling, insults, or physical intimidation, all which interfere with one’s job performance and daily work routine.