Huntington Ingalls Industries
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) normally does not get involved in politics. It refrains from supporting partisan groups hostile to free expression and does not use corporate dollars for ideological purposes. However, in September 2020, HII fired an employee for wearing a "Trump 2020" hat prior to a work meeting under the company's rules against "campaigning" for politicians. The employee is said to have worn similar apparel prior to previous meetings for a lengthy part of his career at HII. The company does not have viewpoint protections for employees. For these reasons, HII receives a "High 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.
HII fired an employee from its Newport News Shipbuilding division in September 2020 after the employee refused to take off a “Trump 2020” ballcap during a meeting at the beginning of the work day (1)(2). The company says the worker was fired for failing to comply with its policy against political campaigning. The employee claims he had worn a Trump hat on the way to work before he changed into his hard hat for the job for four years and that others had worn political gear while he had worked there. HII also has a written policy requiring vendors have pro-LGBTQ policies (3).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
HII does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
There are no publicly known instances of HII using its corporate reputation to advance an ideological agenda (1).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
There are no known instances of HII donating to ideological causes or organizations hostile to freedom of expression (1).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
HII has used its political contributions without ideological intent (1).
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March 23, 2023
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