Investigating and Resolving Sexual Harassment Claims

  • Accountant
  • CPA (CA)
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • CA - ICAEW
  • HRCI
  • SHRM
  • ACCA
  • CA - Ireland
  • CA - Scotland
  • CPA - Ireland
  • CFIRS
  • CWS
  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Course Description

Almost two-thirds of employees, or 64 percent, say sexual harassment in the workplace is a serious problem, up from 47 percent in 2015, according to a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll. 30 percent of women surveyed have experienced unwanted sexual advances from male co-workers, and 23 percent said they were harassed by men who had influence over their jobs. Of those who reported being subjected to harassment at work, one-third said they were sexually abused. Only 42 percent of the women reported the inappropriate behavior to a supervisor, and 95 percent said the men went unpunished.

Sexual harassment is a continuing problem in the workplace that continues to gain greater visibility in our society. In this online CPE course, an overview of sexual harassment will be given followed by statistics on the prevalence of the problem. In dealing with sexual harassment, employers must have a plan to investigate allegations of sexual harassment. Decisions must be made on who can serve as a neutral investigator and the techniques they must utilize to gather evidence in order to reach an informed decision on the allegations made by a complainant. In making a decision on the truthfulness of the sexual harassment claims, the investigator must be able to write a report that describes the techniques used to investigate the allegations and the evidence used to justify the recommendations and actions taken while measuring the credibility of those interviewed.

The online CPE course will also look at when it is appropriate to use private methods like mediation to resolve sexual harassment claims outside of court. During the continuing professional education webinar, the Four-Phase Process Model and Settlement Process Models of mediation will be examined to determine how and when these models of mediation can be used to resolve these claims. A look will also be taken when mediation is not the answer and litigation in the courts is needed to resolve these issues.

Major topics highlighted in this online CPE webinar:

  • The laws pertaining to harassment and discrimination.
  • How to conduct a neutral, comprehensive, and fair investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct in a corporate setting?
  • Planning about who will investigate and what evidence needs to be collected.
  • Risk management with the proper investigative process.

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Learning Objectives

  • To describe what constitutes sexual harassment.
  • To distinguish quid pro quo sexual harassment from hostile work environment claims.
  • To develop a plan to investigate and gather evidence on sexual harassment claims.
  • To discuss the guidelines on making decisions on allegations of sexual harassment claims and how to write an investigative report.
  • To review ways to measure the credibility of witnesses.
  • To determine when mediation of a sexual harassment claim is appropriate or not.

Recommended For

  • This online CPE webinar is recommended for CPAs, CMAs, HR Professionals, Business Owners, and Other Top Management Personnel responsible for investigating and resolving sexual harassment claims.

Who Should Attend?

  • Assistant Controllers
  • Business Owner
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Professional Accountant
  • Compliance Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • HR Professionals
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 PDC Credit of Business Acumen for SHRM Professionals (Approval No. 22-VYV4Q)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Personal/ Human Resources for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 1 RCH Credit of HR (General) for Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) (Approval No. 583551)
  • 1 CPD Credit of Personal/ Human Resources for Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Canada)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 1 General Credit for Accountant/Bookeeper
  • 1 CPD Credit for CA - ICAEW
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Ireland (CAI)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Scotland
  • 1 CPD Credit for CPA - Ireland

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    1
  • Instructional Method :
    Group Internet Based
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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Presenter

About Presenter

Bob Churilla

Owner, CRPG

Bob Churilla is a partner in a conflict management and organizational development firm, Conflict Resolution Professionals Group (CRPG). In addition, Bob is a Visiting Professor at a private University. Bob has worked with the United States Postal Service, Veterans Administration, Transportation Security Administration and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as a mediator and consultant. He has also consulted with local, state and private employers, government agencies, churches and nonprofit organizations. Bob has a Ph.D. in Conflict Resolution and a Juris Doctorate degree.

Faq

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Ratings and Review

4.4

332 Ratings

Excellent

174

Very Good

124

Average

29

Poor

4

Terrible

1

JD

Jennifer Derosa, SHRM - CP

Mar 31st, 2022

Highly informative, great information presented & applicable to my role (HR). Enjoyed the presenter, was able to provide a lot of information in an easy to understand way!

KG

Kevin Gates, CPA (US)

Jul 20th, 2021

Overall. it was a great experience. There were some situations that were considered sexual harassment that I didn't know was considered just that.

MM

Michelle Miele, CPA (US)

Oct 16th, 2021

So much good info in this. A lot of it seemed obvious to me, but I know most companies do not seriously look at these issues.

SB

Steven Blake, CPA (US)

Feb 3rd, 2022

Very good course. The material was very good and very relevant, and the instructor made very good points in his teaching.

VC

Victor Chavez, Others

Mar 31st, 2022

This was my first webinar through myCPE. The experience was smooth and infromative. Looking forward to future webinars

Sexual Harassment Claims CPE Course

FREE

1 Credit

Subject Area

Personal/ Human Resources

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