Corprate Bias Ratings
Mayer Brown scored an 85 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index (CEI). By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, the company 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. Mayer Brown 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. The firm provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion. Mayer Brown sponsored the LGBTQ+ Bar in 2022. The company is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition. Mayer Brown does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. The company is a pro bono partner of the Center for Reproductive Rights, building case law, advocating before policy makers, and engaging in litigation to challenge bans and restrictions on access to abortion. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The firm does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Mayer Brown 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.
Mayer Brown has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Supplier Code of Conduct requires vendors to include sexual orientation and gender identity in their nondiscrimination policy (1). Mayer Brown is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition (2)(3). However, it has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs (4).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Mayer Brown does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. Its focus areas include justice, housing, and education (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.
Mayer Brown provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion (1). Mayer Brown’s HRC 2023 CEI rating indicates the company covers transgender related costs for its employees and their children, including paid short-term leave, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, chest surgeries, genital surgeries, medical visits and lab monitoring, travel and lodging. Additionally, the company has pledged philanthropic support of at least one organization or event that promotes sex and gender ideology (2)(3). By allowing a political stakeholder group to dictate operations, the company increases health care costs and risks dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. Mayer Brown sponsored the LGBTQ+ Bar in 2022 (4).
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February 15, 2024
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