Raymond James

Florida
Banks, Diversified Financials

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Rating - Danger
High Risk

Summary:

Raymond James fired an employee after he was featured in a viral video of a woman questioning a man chalking "BLM" onto a sidewalk on private property. Raymond James 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, 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. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Raymond James 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 company does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, the company does not discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or beliefs. Raymond James supports the Equality Act. Raymond James is a gold sponsor of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and pledged $1.5 million to BLM-adjacent organizations. For these reasons, Raymond James receives a High Risk rating.

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