Alaska Air Group
Corprate Bias Ratings
Alaska Airlines terminated two employees who disagreed with the company's support for the Equality Act. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children and discriminates against faith-based charities in its charitable giving. Alaska Airlines is a Gold partner of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. For these reasons, Alaska Airlines receives a High Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Alaska Airlines fired two employees for questioning the company’s position on the passage of the Equality Act, leading to a religious discrimination suit (1). Alaska Airlines received a score of 90 on the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means that the company has pledged to vet vendors for support of LGBTQ policies (2).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Alaska Airlines’ giving guidelines expressly prohibit religious organizations from receiving funds (1).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
The Alaska Airlines HRC CEI profile indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related” care for its employees and their children (1)(2). The company has advocated for the passage of the Equality Act (3). Alaska Airlines also created a new aircraft livery to promote Black Lives Matter amidst the protests (4). It also issued pro-Black Lives Matter pins and t-shirts for employees (5).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
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November 15, 2023
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