Corprate Bias Ratings
Justworks has no known examples of firing employees or canceling contracts based on viewpoints, however the company does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination. The company is outspoken on several ideological fronts including the BLM movement, LGBTQ, and access to abortion. Justworks has made contributions to BLM and multiple pro-abortion organizations, and internally promoted BLM and abortion access through its corporate policies and funding as well. Following the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the company implemented travel benefits that would allow employees to get abortions outside of states that had banned them. The company donated over $1 million towards the Forward Majority Action super PAC, which works to accelerate Democratic power. For these reasons, Justworks 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.
Justworks has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Justworks does not publicly discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Justworks has sympathized with the BLM movement over a series of articles published that communicate the company’s response to racial injustice (1). Justworks initiatives included distributing anti-racism and bias trainings, hosting sessions for employees to share their experiences, waiving 12 months of admin fees for Black-owned Businesses, and forming partnerships to increase diverse hiring (2)(3). In response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the company stated its commitment to abortion access. Justworks CEO Isaac Oates published a letter announcing that the company would be implementing an abortion travel policy for employees located in states where abortions are illegal (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Justworks published a set of 10 Black Lives Matter commitments in 2020. The second commitment consisted of a ‘donation-matching campaign” that amounted to $157,000 to organizations such as BLM, Know Your Rights Camp, and Campaign Zero (1). The company has also made significant donation towards abortion access, donating $100,000 across multiple organizations including the National LGBTQ Task Force, and Sister Song (2). In 2021, the company announced its the formation of “Justworks.org.” This fund was created to “level the playing field for entrepreneurs who have historically faced inequities in opportunity along race, gender, sexual orientation, and other socioeconomic lines” (3).
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August 10, 2023
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