Lyft frequently speaks out for ideological causes and policies while donating corporate dollars to ideological groups like the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Planned Parenthood. Lyft has fired many drivers for a variety of reasons, including one who used a handgun to protect herself from an assault but has refrained from firing workers explicitly because of their viewpoints. The company lacks internal policies to protect from viewpoint discrimination. For these reasons, Lyft 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.
Lyft has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views. The company received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means Lyft has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Lyft does not give to religious organizations but does restrict faith-based groups from receiving charitable funds (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Lyft does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Lyft led a group of companies openly opposing the Texas bill restricting abortions after a heartbeat is detected (1). Lyft has also signed open letters supporting the Equality Act and transgender participation in youth sports (2)(3). Lyft has also made public blog posts endorsing and explaining an expansive list of gender terms (4). Lyft has also partnered with the SPLC in an attempt to “protect drivers from white supremacists” (5). Moreover, Lyft opposed the Georgia voting integrity bill (6). Lyft signed an open letter opposing a Florida bill that would prevent teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (7).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Lyft has not weaponized its PAC for ideological purposes (1).
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March 23, 2023
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