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Authors:
Glyn Atwal (Burgundy School of Business); Douglas Bryson (Rennes School of Business)
Published in:
2019
Revision date:
17-May-2019
Length:
6 pages
Data source:
Generalised experience

Abstract

An employee (Katy Campbell) raises a formal complaint to the Director of Human Resources (Jane Garcia) concerning allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace, 'I feel extremely uncomfortable when I am subjected to staring from some of our male co-workers. It is a disturbing, distracting, and an unsettling feeling'. Students are left to contemplate whether a culture of harassment is widespread within the organization. Jane Garcia proposes to introduce a so-called '5 second rule’ ie employees are not to look at co-workers for longer than 5 seconds. Students will need to consider an appropriate course of action to address allegations of sexual harassment.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education courses.

Topics

Ethics / values; Corporate culture and corporate values; Leadership; Gender; #MeToo; Sexual harassment; Diversity

Setting

Geographical setting

Country:
United States

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