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U.S. tech startups fight sexual harassment with tougher policies

Reuters  |  SAN FRANCISCO 

By Salvador RodriguezSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Kristina Bergman made an unusual decision when she founded Integris Software in early 2016: she included an anti-sexual harassment clause firmly in her company's voting agreement with investors.The clause calls for an investigation should any board director be accused of sexual harassment. If it is found that there was "reasonable probability" that an incident occurred, the director would be removed.Sexual harassment by startup investors is in the spotlight in Silicon Valley after revelations of sexual misconduct led to the resignation of top ...

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 03:22 IST
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