Free Case Download – The Chairman’s Jokes


This case is a business ethics classic from the IJIC collection, available free of charge until the end of May 2019. The case focuses on the identification of behavior that may constitute harassment or discrimination and application of an actual anti-harassment policy on the case scenario.



This classic business ethics concise case from the IJIC collection, written by Ralf Mehnert-Meland, is available for free until the end of May 2019.

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Thomas recently joined a French company as General Manager of its US operations. His immediate supervisor, the Chairman of the Board, displayed inappropriate behavior, such as telling offensive jokes with sexual, racist and discriminatory content in business and social settings. The behavior was known to the HR department and against company policy. The students should assess Thomas’s situation from legal, management and HR perspectives and consider parallels to the #MeToo Movement.

Author: Ralf Mehnert-Meland

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