Ivey Publishing
Three Cases on Workplace Mistreatment
Product Number:
9B20C041
Publication Date:
09/03/2020
Revised Date:
09/03/2020
Length:
5 pages (5 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case (Field)
Source:
Ivey
In the first of three mini-cases on workplace mistreatment, "Casual Fridays Gone Wrong," the vice-president of compliance for a collections company faced the dilemma of how to deal with a complaint about a manager's racist comments. In the second mini-case, "Dial 911—Health Care in Distress," a nurses' union representative at a mid-sized urban hospital needed to respond to a patient's threat to take his complaints about negligence to the media; he planned to identify the individual nurses he claimed had provided negligent care, in part due to his race. In the third mini-case, "A Toxic Academic Environment," formal harassment actions have been taken against Professor Marybeth Gasman, holder of an endowed chair at the University of Pennsylvania.
Learning Objective:
This case can be used in undergraduate- and graduate-level courses on leadership, human resource management, organizational behaviour, and other people-management issues. It presents three mini-case examples of workplace mistreatment. After working through the case and assignment questions, students will be able to do the following:
  • Explain the nature and impact of mistreatment in the workplace, including harassment and bullying.
  • Outline the employer's responsibilities to provide a safe, healthy, and non-discriminatory workplace, including the implementation of effective policies, practices, and procedures to deal with concerns and complaints.
  • Develop effective ways for leaders to manage incidents of workplace mistreatment.
    Issues:
    Disciplines:
    Organizational Behaviour/Leadership,  International
    Setting:
    Canada; United States, 2018
    Intended Audience:
    Undergraduate/MBA
    Price:
    $5.30 CAD / $5.00 USD Printed Copy
    $4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Permissions
    $4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Digital Download
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