Corprate Bias Ratings
H&R Block vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. H&R Block discriminates against religious charities in its charitable giving and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. The company pushes gender-affirming and pro-LGBTQ policies within its company. However, it has not used its political contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, H&R Block receives a Medium 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.
H&R Block has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs. The company received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
H&R Block’s foundation’s eligibility requirements state: “Non-Jewish religious organizations whose primary purpose is the promotion of specific religious doctrine (are ineligible), though religious organizations may be eligible to receive funding for activities that are non-sectarian and benefit the larger community” (1). H&R Block has an employee charitable matching program to reward employee donations or volunteering; the program discriminates against religious organizations (2).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
H&R Block has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). H&R Block has a micro-grant program for LGBTQ-owned businesses (3). Internally, the company funds gender transition procedures for its employees (4).
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December 1, 2023
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