Lauren's wardrobe

Warren Whisenant, Joseph Kavanaugh

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Lauren's Wardrobe is one of two stores owned and managed by Kelly Brown. The stores are located in a heavily Hispanic border community in Texas. Kelly employs eight to twelve employees depending on seasonal demand. One afternoon, three of the four employees in both stores walk off the job, leaving one store abandoned, and the other covered by only one employee. The precipitating event seems to be prejudicial comments made by Kelly's mother (not officially an employee) regarding the Hispanic employees, and her conduct toward them. After addressing the immediate issues of covering the stores until closing, Kelly talks with her one remaining employee, Rosie, who gives Kelly insight into the conditions faced by her employees. Now, Kelly must decide what actions to take before the stores reopen the next day.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-98
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the International Academy for Case Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 18 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Education
  • Law


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