But another web site, Anonymous Employee, has taken this concept many leagues further by offering employees a confidential online dispute resolution mechanism for raising and addressing workplace concerns. As the web site explains:
AnonymousEmployee.com provides employees with the opportunity to express anonymous problems and concerns in the workplace. Employees can inform their employer of the issues they face in the workplace, without needing to reveal their identity. As an employee, you can recommend solutions to problems so that your employer can better understand your needs…The entire process can take place within the privacy of your own home, library, or friend’s house…
If your issue is serious enough, we can contact your company on your behalf so that they are doubly aware of the problem. If your issue has escalated beyond the point where communication can solve the problem, then Anonymous Employee also offers you the ability to request assistance such as professional mediation or legal advice. Issues such as corporate fraud, harassment, workplace bullying, pay inequities, unjust termination, workplace safety and more should be resolved in a positive, constructive setting where you can speak out without jeopardizing your job.
Thanks to Colin Rule and the Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution for reporting on Anonymous Employee in CITDR’s ODR News Blog.