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Selected Case

published: 28 May 2018

  • Topic: Responsibility
  • Region: North America

A male employee is accused of making and inappropriate remark to a female colleague. She withdraws her complaint when she learns it was based on a misunderstanding. The company nonetheless takes action against the male employee.

Pedagogical Objectives:
Illustrate the impact of misundertandings in the workplace. Provide a basis for discussing the ethics of accusation.

Ethics, Discrimination, Sexual Discrimination, Gender, Misconduct