Arthur J. Gallagher
Corprate Bias Ratings
Arthur J. Gallagher (Gallagher) fired an employee for religious expression at work and was successfully sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 2019. Gallagher has been EEOC compliant since then. The company vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. Gallagher covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children and is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. However, it does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Gallagher 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.
Gallagher received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) (1). Among other requirements, this means Gallagher vets suppliers according to LGBTQ policies. In 2019, Arthur J. Gallagher fired an employee who was fasting and meditating for Lent, despite the employee’s history of good performance (2). The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found that Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. engaged in religious discrimination, and the company paid a $40,000 settlement, implemented anti-discrimination training for executives, and increased its annual reporting to the EEOC as part of a two-year consent decree resolving the EEOC’s claims (3). The company does provide special consulting and financial management services to churches and other faith-based organizations, in contrast to the earlier allegations of discrimination (4).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Arthur J. Gallagher features blog posts that support LGBTQ causes on its website (1).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Gallagher is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (1). Gallagher has also a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (2)(3).
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November 28, 2023
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