Lululemon, a premium athletic apparel retailer, terminated an employee for posting offensive content on personal social media pages. Lululemon has financially supported the Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization and Reclaim the Block. Lululemon has also opposed legislation the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) deems as "anti-LGBTQ" and encourages attendees at corporate events to "resist capitalism." Lululemon provides travel benefits for abortions. The company does not have viewpoint protections for its employees. For these reasons, Lululemon 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.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Lululemon will not give grants to groups with “religious or political affiliations” (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Lululemon does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Lululemon has signed a letter from the HRC opposing state-level legislation it describes as “anti-LGBTQ” (1). The company has used its social media presence to support BLM (2). Lululemon has also hosted events that encourage attendees to “resist capitalism” and “decolonize gender” (3)(4). Lululemon supports abortion (5)(6).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Lululemon does not have a PAC or make political contributions.
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December 27, 2022
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