Sexual Harassment in Public Accounting


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As an increased number of female accountants join the profession, sexual harassment has risen in the same proportion (Stanley and Baldwin, 2011). Sexual harassment is considered new in the accounting professional due to the fact that women have just started entering accounting profession. By 2007, women comprised of about a half of workforce in financial institutions. According to Gerald, Stanko, and Landgraf (2010), by 2008, there was an increase of 42% of incidence of sexual harassment in accounting profession from 2003. Like in other working places, sexual harassment is a major problem in accounting departments that ought to be dealt with decisively if women are to make an impact as employees in these departments (Hammond, 1997). Sexual harassment is prevalent in accounting department like in any other working places.