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(Revised August 2001)
Ann Hopkins (A)
Intended to help students understand the many barriers organizations face as their members and their management ranks grow more diverse. As a case on business ethics, it encourages students to discuss what "fairness" and "diversity" mean when an organization is also trying to create a sense of teamwork and "fit." Based upon the open court records of Ann Hopkins versus Price Waterhouse, a sexual discrimination and sexual stereotyping suit brought by a woman who was denied partnership at Price Waterhouse. (The court found in her favor.) Includes lengthy exhibits drawn directly from Price Waterhouse.
Employee Relationship Management;
Problems and Challenges;
Groups and Teams;
Badaracco, Joseph L., Jr., and Ilyse Barkan. "Ann Hopkins (A)." Harvard Business School Case 391-155, February 1991. (Revised August 2001.)