H&R Block

Consumer Services

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk


H&R Block scored a 100 scored 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, H&R Block 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. H&R Block 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. The company pushes gender-affirming and pro-LGBTQ policies within its company. H&R Block opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. H&R Block is a Corporate Member of the Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce. For these reasons, H&R Block receives a High Risk rating.

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