Case | HBS Case Collection | November 2005 (Revised July 2006)

Two Tough Calls (A)

by Joseph L. Badaracco Jr.


A young female manager must decide whether to terminate two poorly performing managers who work for her. Shows the practical and ethical issues involved in firing decisions.

Keywords: Ethics; Resignation and Termination; Management; Performance;


Badaracco, Joseph L., Jr. "Two Tough Calls (A)." Harvard Business School Case 306-027, November 2005. (Revised July 2006.)