How do companies respond to misconduct at work?

What are we studying?

  • how managers deal with past allegations of misconduct — ranging from fraud and embezzlement to sexual harassment and discrimination — when hiring new employees.

  • how managers deal with about alleged misconduct amongst their employees and factor this information into their termination decisions.

If you have experience making hiring or termination decisions in the technology and finance industries, we invite you to participate in our study.


This research is supported by the Human Resources Policy Institute at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.