Gusto, a payroll, benefits, and HR management software, has not terminated business relationships for any reason and does not vet suppliers according to their LGBTQ policies. However, Gusto has supported the Equality Act and other state bills opposing the protection of women's and girls' sports. The company's CEO had opposed any changes to the immigration system under then-president Trump, and the company's social media accounts have supported Black Lives Matter (BLM). For these reasons, Gusto receives a "Lower 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.
Gusto has a score of 95 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), although the company has NOT pledged to vet suppliers or vendors for LGBTQ policy (1). Gusto has not publicly terminated any business relationships due to political differences.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Gusto does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Gusto does not publish an antidiscrimination policy outside of its Terms and Conditions (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Gusto is a member of the HRC’s Business Coalition for the Equality Act (1). Gusto has also signed other HRC memos opposing state-level legislation regarding LGBTQ policy (2)(3). Gusto has used its Twitter page to endorse the BLM movement and support the pay inequity narrative (4)(5). CEO Joshua Reeves also published a memo opposing (potential) Trump-era immigration policy in January 2017, a few days before Trump’s inauguration (6).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Gusto does not have a PAC or make political contributions.
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March 24, 2023
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