Supplement | HBS Case Collection | November 2007

Differences at Work: Allie (B)

by Sandra J. Sucher and Rachel Gordon

Abstract

In Differences at Work: Allie (B) HBS Case No. 9-408-055 Allie and her colleague initially refuse to go but when her boss makes a scene they reluctantly agree to accompany him to the beach despite his inappropriate behavior. Later back at company headquarters they tell their boss' boss about the incident who tells the women that he will support them if they decide to file a sexual harassment claim.

Keywords: Ethics; Working Conditions; Rank and Position; Power and Influence;

Citation:

Sucher, Sandra J., and Rachel Gordon. "Differences at Work: Allie (B)." Harvard Business School Supplement 408-055, November 2007.