Hilton Worldwide

DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn
Consumer Services

Corporate Bias Rating

Expand Summary

Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk


Hilton fired an employee for not working Sunday shifts due to religious purposes in 2016; the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) later prosecuted the case successfully. Hilton Worldwide scored a 100 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, Hilton increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Hilton forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Hilton has signed open letters supporting the Equality Act and opposed Florida's Parental Rights in Education law. The company funds multiple LGBTQ organizations and applies additional scrutiny to religious charities in its charitable giving. Hilton opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. The company signed an amicus brief in opposition to the 2016 North Carolina bathroom bill HB2, which required people to use the bathroom of their biological sex. For these reasons, Hilton receives a High Risk rating.

View Full Report
Generate Reports