Sexual Harrassment: There’s an App to Report That
Why didn’t victims come forward sooner? That is a question many observers have pondered in recent months, as powerful men across corporate America have faced consequences for sexual-misconduct allegations spanning decades and affecting dozens of people.
To encourage men and women to speak up about bad behavior in the workplace, companies like customer relationship manager ProsperWorks Inc. and cloud communications firm Twilio Inc. are experimenting with apps designed to make reporting easier.
The new tech startups like Bravely and We Said Enough outsource some human-resources functions to algorithms or neutral third parties who field worker complaints, or offer advice on responding to harassment.