Is The Kpmg Us Gender Discrimination Lawsuit And My Reasons For Choosing It?

998 Words Nov 10th, 2016 4 Pages
MGT 219: Assignment 1

In this essay, I will be discussing the case study chosen which is the KPMG US gender discrimination lawsuit and my reasons for choosing it. Even though we live in the 21st century gender discrimination is still very prominent in organisational culture today, thus the themes: ‘Organisational Culture’ and ‘Gender and Sexuality’ have been picked for this essay. These themes and the reason for them being picked to analyse this case study will be explained in this essay. Theories on ‘Organisational Culture’ and ‘Sexuality’ will be used to analyse the relationship of themes to the case study. These will include Schein’s Three Levels of Culture and the ‘Locker Room’ (Sinclair, 2005) theory of sexuality. The analysis will be carried out with the aim of finding a solution to KPMG’s problem by seeing if the organisational culture can be changed and what theories can be applied in order to reduce future gender discrimination in the workplace.

The case study chosen is: “Five more women added in gender discrimination lawsuit against KPMG US” (Simpson, 2016). Two more articles have also been chosen to help provide a clearer overall picture for better analysis of the case study. KPMG is one of the Big Four, among PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and Ernst & Young (E&Y), all of which specialise in accounting and auditing services (Accountingverse, 2016). KPMG being one of the four largest accounting firms in the world, “operates as a…

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