Corprate Bias Ratings
Deluxe Corporation fired a Christian employee for refusing to comply with the company's policy regarding LGBTQ pronouns. The company vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. Deluxe Corporations' CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge and signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act. For these reasons, Deluxe Corporation 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.
Deluxe Corporation fired a Christian employee after refusing to state that he would refer to a coworker undergoing a gender transition by his or her new preferred pronouns, because it contradicted his religious values (1). The employee filed a discrimination suit, and after a federal judge allowed for the case to be heard the jury ruled in favor of Deluxe (2)(3). However, the company freely admitted that it had terminated the employee due to his refusal, even though the jury ruled that they did not believe that the pronoun requirement actually violated the employee’s beliefs. The company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Code of Conduct to all business partners and includes a commitment to not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation (4).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Deluxe Corporation does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Deluxe Corporation has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1).
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September 29, 2023
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