March 1, 2024


1 Total CPE Credits


Sexual Harassment in Professional and Corporate Environments

  • Instructor

    Albert Spalding

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize the basic elements of legal prohibitions and protections related to sexual harassment.
  • Appreciate professional accountants' typical exposure to corporate cultures and ethos.
  • Differentiate between the objectives of sexual harassment statutes and professional ethics prohibition of sexual harassment.
  • Recognize that corporate and firm cultures can contribute to sexual harassment claims, even though some of the claims may be legally unsustainable.

Major Topics

  • Introduction: #MeToo and the Accounting Profession
  • Case: Barrett v. Forest Labs., Inc.
  • Ethics and Law: Two Different (Overlapping) Domains
  • Dealing with the Culture of an Organization
  • Case: Babbitt v. Koeppel Nissan, Inc.
  • Supplemental Case: Smith v. DeTar Hosp. LLC
  • Conclusion

CPE Credits Available

Total CPE
Behavioral Ethics

Things to Know About This Course

Course Level

  • Basic

Professional Area of Focus

  • Ethics

Advanced Preparation


Intended Audience

All accounting professionals.


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