RWJ Barnabas Health, Inc.

New Jersey
Health Care Equipment and Services

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

RWJ Barnabas Health fired six employees in 2021 for refusing to get vaccinated for COVID-19. It also has ten facilities that have been accredited by the Human Rights Campaign as "Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality". The company does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. RWJ Barnabas Health has been awarded by the HRC as an "LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader" and its CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge. However, it does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and does not use its corporate funds for ideological purposes. For these reasons, RWJ Barnabas Health, Inc. receives a High Risk rating.

Criteria
Risk Level
Rationale
Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

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.

Risk Level
Rationale

RWJ Barnabas Health fired six employees in 2021 for refusing to get vaccinated for COVID-19 (1)(2).

Criteria

Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

Risk Level
Rationale

RWJ Barnabas Health does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. The company focuses on patient care and the health of New Jersey residents (1)(2).

Criteria

Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

Risk Level
Rationale

RWJ Barnabas Health does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

RWJ Barnabas Health, Inc. has been awarded by the HRC as an “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” and has ten facilities that have been accredited by the Human Rights Campaign as “Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” (1)(2). RWJ Barnabas Health’s CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace (3).

Criteria

Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

RWJ Barnabas Health has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1).

Criteria

Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

RWJ Barnabas Health does not operate a PAC at this time and has not reported on its lobbying (1)(2)(3).

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October 4, 2023

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