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Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Live Webcast

Workplace Harassment: How to Prevent Harassment and Reduce Liability Risks in Today’s Changing Environment (X1-WHLR-2021-01-WEBNR-111-01)

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

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2.0 CPE Credits in MT


Workplace harassment — especially sexual harassment — has dominated headlines in light of the #MeToo movement. While nothing suggests that such harassment is more prevalent than it was before the movement, people now feel more empowered to speak out, and the standard of appropriate workplace conduct is changing. With harassment claims to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission increasing over 50% in 2018, it is more important than ever to understand how to prevent and avoid harassment in the workplace.


CPAs seeking to understand how workplace harassment and discrimination laws apply to their workplace and those seeking compliance strategies that help increase employee engagement and productivity.


  • Identify conduct that could constitute workplace harassment, sexual harassment, or discrimination
  • Understand both employee and management responsibilities with respect to workplace harassment
  • Appreciate the value of a workplace free of harassment and discrimination


  • An overview of workplace harassment and discrimination laws, including the intangible benefits that come with compliance
  • An overview of sexual harassment and workplace retaliation
  • The supervisor’s (or manager’s) role in preventing harassment and in reducing the company’s potential liability through good faith efforts at compliance
  • Review a compliant procedure for handling harassment concerns








Ciana Williams

Ciana Williams, Esq., SPHR

In her role as Employment Counsel for MEA, Ciana advises employers and human resource professionals regarding compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws, including anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws; the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); state wage and hour laws; and regulations promulgated by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Department of Labor (DOL). She frequently speaks on various employment law topics, and in the wake of the #MeToo movement has shared her anti-harassment expertise on various panels and TV outlets. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her career has included working as an attorney for Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC; Rubin, Fortunato & Harbison, P.C.; and Saul Ewing LLP. Ciana is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. She is a former Member of the Hispanic National Bar Association, Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania, and American Bar Association; and is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


$79.00 - Member

$89.00 - Nonmember

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