Case | HBS Case Collection | November 2001 (Revised April 2005)

Lonestar

by Michael A. Wheeler and Georgia Levenson

Abstract

Explores the legal and ethical responsibilities of a manager who believes that he has heard of a serious instance of sexual harassment, but who has been implored by the victim not to report it. Discussion can focus on the immediate problem or be expanded to a broader analysis of the difficult choices involved in crafting organizational policies governing conduct, as well as effective procedures for reviewing apparent infractions.

Keywords: Working Conditions; Management Practices and Processes; Ethics; Crisis Management; Legal Liability;

Citation:

Wheeler, Michael A., and Georgia Levenson. "Lonestar." Harvard Business School Case 902-006, November 2001. (Revised April 2005.)