Although Block (formerly Square Inc.) does not have viewpoint protections for employees, it has not fired anyone for religious or political beliefs. It does not donate to ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression or discriminate against religious charities, but it does fund employees' out-of-state abortions. Block also advocates for the Equality Act and against state laws it deems "anti-LGBTQ." For these reasons, Block 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.
Block has not publicly terminated business relationships due to viewpoints or beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Block does not discriminate against faith-based charities in its giving (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Block does not protect its employees from viewpoint (i.e. political affiliation) discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Block (then Square, Inc.) issued a statement in 2015 opposing a Religious Freedom Restoration Act law in Indiana (1). The company also signed a letter in support of the Equality Act (2). The company also hosts internal bias training for hiring managers (3). Square opposed the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, which prohibits teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Block does not have a PAC.
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January 2, 2023
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