Gusto

California
Accounting Payroll & HR Services

Corporate Bias Rating

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Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Summary:

Gusto scored a 70 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Gusto increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children. Gusto uses its corporate funds to support controversial sex and gender ideologies and organizations. The company vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, Gusto has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company supports the Equality Act and opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. Gusto's CEO opposed any changes to the immigration system under then-president Trump, and the company's social media accounts have supported Black Lives Matter (BLM). The company co-signed a letter to law firms demanding an improvement in diversity in order to retain business with the company. However, the company does not discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or beliefs and has not lobbied for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Gusto receives a Medium Risk rating.

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