The #MeToo movement is an example of how cultural, and even legal, changes can be initiated and promoted by social media. This workshop considers the changing legal and ethical ramifications of sexual harassment in the wake of this movement. Financial and accounting professionals need to be aware of these changes and how they may be expected to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.
- 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.
- 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