Corprate Bias Ratings
Baker Donelson, a law firm, vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Baker Donelson covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. The company supports DEI within its business practices and has partnered with multiple LGBTQ organizations. However, Baker Donelson does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its PAC donations for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Baker Donelson receives a Medium 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.
Baker Donelson received a score of 90 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other commitments, the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). However, Baker Donelson has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Baker Donelson does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Baker Donelson supports DEI within its business practices, stating, “Diversity is engrained in our culture and is an implemented aspect of attorney and shareholder retreats” (1).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Baker Donelson’s 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 partnered with Out Leadership, which provides resources related to advancing LGBTQ causes, and sponsored several LGBTQ events (3)(4).
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November 21, 2023
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