Lyft

California
Transportation

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk

Summary:

Lyft scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Lyft increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Lyft forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Lyft provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. The company donates millions of dollars to ideological groups like the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Planned Parenthood. America First Legal filed a letter with the EEOC requesting a civil rights investigation into Lyft over discriminatory practices in hiring. The company does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. Lyft opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. The company is a member of the "Don't Ban Equality" coalition. Lyft denounced various states’ legislative efforts to protect election integrity and security. The company co-signed a letter to law firms demanding an improvement in diversity in order to retain business with the company. For these reasons, Lyft receives a High Risk rating.

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