DISH Network

Colorado
Media and Entertainment

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

Summary:

Dish Network has not fired employees or canceled contracts due to religious beliefs or political views. The company does not discriminate against faith-based organizations in its charitable giving. Although the company does not have viewpoint protections for employees, it requires suppliers to have such protections. It has not weaponized its corporate funds or reputation to support partisan, ideological agendas hostile to freedom of expression. For these reasons, DISH Network receives a "Lower Risk" rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

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.

Risk Level
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DISH Network has not publicly fired employees or canceled clients due to religious beliefs or political views.

Criteria

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

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DISH Network focuses its charitable giving on charities supporting veterans, disaster relief, leadership & skills development, food banks, and toy and clothing drives. It does not prohibit donations to faith-based organizations (1)(2).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

DISH Network does not have viewpoint protections for its employees (1). To its credit, it does require suppliers not to discriminate based on political affiliation (2).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

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

Risk Level
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DISH Network does not use its corporate image to advance an ideological agenda hostile to freedom of expression (1).

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

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Rationale

There are no publicly known cases of DISH Network corporately supporting ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression (1).

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

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DISH Network released a statement saying it was “disappointed” that some members of Congress voted against the 2020 presidential election results but did not alter its PAC giving (1)(2). The company does not use its political contributions to support strictly ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression (3).

All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
March 21, 2023

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