Helen Drinan: Giving Voice to Her Values (A) Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

In early 2006, Helen Drinan, Senior Vice President, HR, Caritas Christi Health Care System (CCHCS), Boston, has received two charges of sexual harassment of the general director and president, Robert Haddad. Although she knew that she was legally charged with acting, she faced a difficult situation: one, the hospital system is owned and operated by the Archbishop of Boston Cardinal O'Malley, as chairman of the board for the system, and the two charges came after the priest abuse cases that rocked the Catholic Church in Boston. In case Drinan represented well-documented results of an independent investigator of sexual harassment allegations against Haddad. Although investigators Drinan presented clear evidence of guilt Haddad, the Cardinal decided to launch a second investigation, using the law of the Church. Drinan, interpreting these actions as delaying tactics or avoiding decided she must act. But what she has to say, to whom and how it should frame this critical conversation? In case B, the students read the letter sent Drinan O'Malley, expressing its value. There is an extensive epilogue that the teacher can communicate with or give to students that brings the case to the end. "Hide
by Mary L. Schapiro, Cynthia A. Ingols, Mary C. Gentile Source: North American Case Research Association (NACRA) 4 pages. Publication Date: April 1, 2011. Prod. #: NA0144-PDF-ENG

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