Supplement | HBS Case Collection | November 2008

Differences at Work: Sameer (B)

by Sandra J. Sucher and Rachel Gordon


In Differences at Work: Sameer (B) HBS Case No. 9-609-054, Sameer leaves the firm at the summer's end without confronting his employer about the jokes and wondering whether he made the right choice. Later Sameer's former employer calls him to apologize for their behavior after discovering an email that Sameer wrote describing how offended he felt by the jokes. Accepting the apology, Sameer decides to take a full time position with the firm but reflects on how his own inaction at the time of the incident was a missed opportunity to educate his fellow colleagues.

Keywords: Decision Choices and Conditions; Moral Sensibility; Resignation and Termination; Working Conditions; Opportunities; Behavior;


Sucher, Sandra J., and Rachel Gordon. "Differences at Work: Sameer (B)." Harvard Business School Supplement 609-054, November 2008.