Macy's has fired multiple employees over disputes involving their religious beliefs and faced lawsuits for these terminations. It does not have viewpoint protections for employees. Macy's also dropped former President Trump as a vendor. Macy's has consistently advocated for the LGBTQ movement through its donations, advocacy, and policies. In addition to donating to Planned Parenthood in 2016, Macy's now funds employee travel for out-of-state abortions. For these reasons, Macy's 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.
Macy’s received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Among other requirements, this means Macy’s has pledged to vet vendors according to LGBTQ policies (1). Furthermore, Macy’s has fired multiple employees who expressed their religious beliefs when confronting its policy of letting transgender persons use the fitting room of their choice (2)(3). These employees did not refuse to comply with the company policy but rather stated their beliefs and objections; they were let go nonetheless. Religious discrimination lawsuits were later filed (4). Another lawsuit was filed in California after an employee was fired for observing the Sabbath (5). Macy’s also claimed to drop then-presidential candidate Donald Trump as a vendor in 2015 (6).
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.
Macy’s does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Macy’s is a Corporate Partner of the HRC and the National Urban League (1)(2). Macy’s partners with the progressive-aligned nonprofit Rock the Vote and the National Center for Transgender Equality (3). Macy’s undermines state laws by funding employee travel to get an abortion out of state (4). Each June, Macy’s raises funds for the LGBTQ advocacy group, The Trevor Project, in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month (5).
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March 23, 2023
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