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That's a case of sexual harassment… Isn't it?

Professor Vaibhavi Kulkarni (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad)

Publication date: 3 July 2019


This case centres around a senior vice-president in a private bank, who becomes aware of a potential sexual harassment (SH) case within his team. The case captures his reactions, right from his initial attempt to understand the scenario, to his conversations with the woman concerned, and his eventual attempt to minimise the incident. The purpose of the case is to explore how such incidents can play out in the Indian corporate sector, where socio-cultural factors and gender role expectations influence the way organisational members perceive and respond to the complaints. Influence of factors such as gender role expectations, power dynamics, office politics, individual differences, and business concerns in a) perception of harassment incidents and b) attributes related to harassment incidents



Kulkarni, V. (2019), "That's a case of sexual harassment… Isn't it?", .



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