Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Alabama
Commercial and Professional Services

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

By complying with Human Rights Campaign's controversial demands, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in vendor selection, and philanthropic support. Bradley has supported the ACLU, the Anti-Defamation League, and the Human Rights Campaign. The company is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition. For these reasons, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP earns a Medium Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
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Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

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Bradley does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1). The company‘s HRC CEI rating indicates the company will not donate to non-religious charities unless they embrace controversial sexual identity policies (2)(3).

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Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

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Bradley does not provide its employees with protection against viewpoint discrimination (1). The company is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition (2)(3).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
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Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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Bradley partners with the National LGBT Bar Foundation and DRI Diversity for Success (1). 

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Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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Through either volunteer work or direct contributions, Bradley has supported the ACLU of Mississippi, the Anti-Defamation League, and the Human Rights Campaign (1). The company‘s HRC 2023 CEI rating indicates the company covers transgender related costs for its employees and their children, including paid short-term leave, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, chest surgeries, genital surgeries, medical visits and lab monitoring, travel and lodging (2)(3). By allowing a political stakeholder group to dictate operations, the company increases health care costs and risks dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders.

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Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

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The Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Federal PAC donates in a bipartisan manner in accordance with business interests (1).

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February 16, 2024

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