Case | HBS Case Collection | October 2010

Scollon Productions: Working with a Bunch of Characters

by Lena G. Goldberg and Chad Carr

Abstract

As the sole female employee in an 11 person production shop, Lisa Ocheltree complained about being subjected to crass sexual "jokes" and antics; after being discharged, she filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against her former employer, Scollon Productions, alleging sexual harassment, maintenance of a hostile work environment, management's failure to stop the offending conduct, and the company's failure to have adequate policies in place to effectively deal with sexual harassment. The case was scheduled for a jury trial.

Keywords: Working Conditions; Ethics; Employee Relationship Management; Lawsuits and Litigation; Organizational Culture; Problems and Challenges; Gender Characteristics;

Citation:

Goldberg, Lena G., and Chad Carr. "Scollon Productions: Working with a Bunch of Characters." Harvard Business School Case 311-073, October 2010.