Case | HBS Case Collection | July 2010 (Revised October 2012)

Employment Vignettes

by Lena G. Goldberg and Chad M. Carr


Six vignettes drawn from decided cases explore legal and business issues in hiring, firing, promoting, and demoting employees, with an emphasis on protected classes, pretext, and anti-discrimination laws in the setting of start-ups and privately held companies.

Keywords: Business Startups; For-Profit Firms; Employees; Resignation and Termination; Selection and Staffing; Laws and Statutes; Lawsuits and Litigation;


Goldberg, Lena G., and Chad M. Carr. "Employment Vignettes." Harvard Business School Case 311-021, July 2010. (Revised October 2012.)