Case | HBS Case Collection | November 2008 (Revised December 2008)

Differences at Work: Sameer (A)

by Sandra J. Sucher and Rachel Gordon

Abstract

Sameer, an Indian Muslim, is a summer intern in a small firm. Prompted by a conflict in the Middle East, members of the organization make a number of anti-Muslim jokes. Sameer wonders whether he should surface discomfort; he otherwise enjoys the firm, and is hoping to be given a full-time job offer following his internship.

Keywords: Prejudice and Bias; Ethnicity Characteristics; Behavior; Religion; Organizational Culture; Middle East; India;

Citation:

Sucher, Sandra J., and Rachel Gordon. "Differences at Work: Sameer (A)." Harvard Business School Case 609-053, November 2008. (Revised December 2008.)