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DescriptionBill, 50, is the head of a team of five project managers in a healthcare company where he has
been working for 15 years. This week is special: Angie has just joined the team as a project
manager. She is 29 and graduated from a good university in the US. Bill is having a weekly
meeting with Jake, another project manager and a colleague of Angie.
− Bill: Hello Jake. Sorry, I’m very busy so I have only 15 minutes today. What is the status
of your projects?
− Jake: The project with China is on track and the one with Vietnam is just starting. I’m
preparing the plan describing the deadlines with the deliverables, it will be ready by the
end of this week. Here’s a draft.
− Bill: I’ll look at it by tomorrow. How did the meeting with the R&D people go?
− Jake: Good, I’ll send you the meeting minutes by the end of the week.
− Bill: Anything else?
− Jake: Well… yes.
− Bill: OK, what?
− Jake: It’s the newcomer, Angie, and her weird behaviour. She never comes to have
coffee with us in the morning. And she apparently doesn’t like tight deadlines.
− Bill: What do you mean?
− Jake: I told her that we needed to finish the project status report in two days for
publication to the team. It’s true that it’s late. We’ve been overwhelmed by other tasks
so it was short notice. But she said she couldn’t help me – not in such a short time.
− Bill: Did you try to discuss it with her?
− Jake: I tried to understand but she got stressed and rushed to the toilet to avoid the
discussion. I haven’t spoken to her since.
− Bill: That’s strange. Thanks for the information. I’ll talk to her.
Bill feels the situation is quite urgent, so he organizes a meeting with Angie the next day, without
being specific about the topic. Angie has doubts about what will be discussed. She prepares before
the meeting, reviewing her arguments.
− Bill: Morning Angie.
− Angie: Good morning Bill
− Bill: I wanted to ask you about yesterday’s meeting with Jake. Apparently, you didn’t
seem available to help him with the deadline on the status report. Was anything
− Angie: Nothing serious. I was unable to help due to personal constraints.
− Bill: So it won’t happen again? As you know, we expect everybody to be dedicated to
the success of the team – we have to help other members when they need it.
− Angie: I understand the need for team spirit and I’m totally committed, but I don’t like
deadlines with such short notice. I prefer work to be organized with enough time in
− Bill: But you know that in our team last-minute changes happen on a daily basis. It’s
very important to be able to cope with that.
− Angie: I am trying my best. But I don’t do my best work when under so much pressure.
− Bill: I’m surprised – why didn’t you tell me during the interview when we discussed the
− Angie: I thought you could adjust the position. Actually… (after a moment’s
silence)…I’m recognized as disabled.
Astonished, Bill bursts out − Bill: Disabled? You don’t look disabled!
− Angie: It’s a mental issue, that’s why you don’t see it. I can do an excellent job except
when I’m under pressure – I lose my composure.
Bill is lost for words at how this could have happened. He feels betrayed but manages to recover
his calm and finish the conversation.
− Bill: Well, thanks for your honesty. I’ll see what I can do to adjust the position. But can
I ask you why didn’t you tell me before?
Uncomfortable, Angie takes a deep breath before answering − Angie: I was afraid you wouldn’t hire me for the position.
The meeting ends on this note. Bill is upset to learn about a disability that he wasn’t made aware
of and is keen to question the HR person responsible for the recruitment – Mr Barn –a junior
member of the department that he doesn’t know well. Bill drops by his office the next day.
− Bill: Good morning. Are you available for a coffee? I have an issue I’d like to discuss.
− Barn: Morning, Bill.
− Bill: It’s about the newcomer in my team, Angie. She told me yesterday that she was
disabled, that she suffers from a mental health issue and cannot cope with pressure.
− Barn: Did you know anything about it?
Suspecting that HR was aware of the situation, Bill raises his voice.
− Bill: What – you knew about it?
Surprised by his aggression, Mr Barn tries to explain.
– Barn: My role was to make sure that she had all the qualifications for the position and
to pass on her CV to you. You selected her yourself by interview. As you know, it’s
company policy to raise the ratio of disabled staff. Also, she asked me not to disclose
it to anyone except HR.
− Bill: I really don’t appreciate the way this hiring was done. It looks like you hid her
disability from me.
− Barn: I’m sorry you feel that way. I was just following the rules.
Bill goes directly to talk to Barn’s boss, Jenny, the HR manager. They know each other well.
− Bill: Hello Jenny. Can I see you for a minute?
− Jenny: Yes sure, how’s it going?
− Bill: I have a complaint about Mr Barn. He lied to me.
− Jenny: Lied? How come?
− Bill: You know the newcomer in my team, Angie? I discovered two days ago that she is
disabled and so she can’t work under pressure. That’s a real issue in my team. Mr Barn
knew about her disability but didn’t tell me anything during the hiring process.
− Jenny: I understand why you are angry, but when the employee asks to keep this
information private, we cannot disclose it. Moreover, you know we have targets in
terms of diversity in the company, and the ratio of disabled people is part of that.
− Bill: I know, we’ve had training about it. I’m totally fine with it. But I think my team
cannot accept a disabled person. We are too challenged in terms of results. I cannot
have someone slowing down the others.
− Jenny: It’s our job, Bill, to ensure that the person does not slow down the rest of the
team. We need to ensure a safe environment for her, and then I’m sure she can perform
like the other members.
− Bill: I don’t think it’s feasible. I would like to have her moved to another department.
− Jenny: That’s not possible.
− Bill: So I’m trapped. I cannot move her or fire her, and I have no budget to hire someone
− Jenny: I’m afraid so.
− Bill: Barn didn’t do his job properly. Even if he couldn’t tell me officially, he could have
warned me verbally so that I could have arranged for her induction with the team. Now
some of them are not comfortable about working with her.
− Jenny: Let’s face it. If you had known that Angie was disabled, you would never have
hired her.
− Bill: Yes, that’s true – because the team cannot afford it.
− Jenny: We have to change the paradigm. Everyone is willing to hire more disabled
people, but not in their team.
Bill walks away, furious.
A month later, Mr Barn is removed from the recruitment process and moved to a less interesting
Bill informs Angie’s colleagues about her disability. It reduces the frustration. Three months later
she is still only assisting the project managers as she is seen as unable to handle projects herself.
Write a reflection that includes responses to the following questions: Support your response with
evidence from the case study.
1.) Consider what you’ve learned about unconscious and implicit bias. What do Bill’s statements,
behaviors, and actions indicate about some potential biases he may have?
2.) Did Bill demonstrate ethical leadership in his approach to addressing Jake’s concern about Angie?
3.) Who is Jenny? Did she believe Bill’s actions demonstrated alignment with ethical principles and
practices at their company in his approach to addressing Angie’s concerns regarding the possibility of
work accommodations? Support your response with evidence from the case study.
4.) Ultimately. do you believe the situation was handled appropriately in the end? Support your
response with evidence from the case study.

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