As a general rule, it is illegal to discriminate against someone (applicant or employee) because of that person's race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct treats a violation of any such antidiscrimination law as an "act discreditable." This workshop considers recent cases involving these laws in light of accountants' professional ethics requirements.
*Increase recognition of, awareness of, and familiarity with major federal antidiscrimination and anti-harassment laws.
*Gain understanding of some of the nuances that can impact potential liability for allowing a hostile work environment or retaliation against employee engagement in conduct protected by such laws.
*Critically analyze cases involving varying kinds of behavior that can result in liability for violation of antidiscrimination laws.
*Consider best practices that can reduce the risk of noncompliance with antidiscrimination laws.
*Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Backgrounder
*Some Specific Laws and Rules: Discrimination & Sexual Harassment
*Cases and Controversies - Day v. Finishing Brands Holdings, Inc. and Knutson v. Wenatchee Sch. Dist.
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Albert “Bert” Spalding is an attorney-CPA and holds the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) designation from the AICPA.
Professor Spalding serves on the faculty of the Department of Accounting at the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business…where he teaches business law, tax, forensic and fiduciary accounting -- as well as professional ethics -- in the MS in Accounting and MBA programs.
Bert Spalding has also served on the legal staff of the IRS National Office in Washington, D.C. where he drafted letter rulings, technical advice memoranda, revenue rulings and other pronouncements.
Dr. Spalding holds graduate degrees in accounting, law, psychology, philosophy and theology, and has authored several books and many journal articles on accounting, tax, legal and ethics-related topics. His popular SpaldingCPE seminars, webcasts and self-study courses on ethics and accounting topics are widely received around the State of Michigan as well as nationally.
Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org
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