T-Mobile fails to protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination while pledging to vet vendors for pro-LGBTQ policies. The company works to advance ideological causes such as the Equality Act. T-Mobile does not discriminate against religious nonprofits in its charitable giving, yet funds partisan groups hostile to freedom of expression. For these reasons, T-Mobile 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.
T-Mobile, along with other major telecommunications companies, cut off the Trump campaign’s texting service for five days in the 2020 election cycle. The company claimed that the cessation of service was a third-party decision to combat spam, but the Trump campaign thought the decision might be politically motivated (1). T-Mobile received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (2). However, neither T-Mobile nor the recently acquired Sprint has specifically terminated business relationships or contracts due to viewpoints or beliefs.
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.
T-Mobile does not protect its employees from potential viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
T-Mobile has endorsed the Equality Act and opposed state-level measures to protect women’s and girls’ sports (1)(2). It is also a strong promoter of LGBTQ Pride Month and created an “external diversity and inclusion council” stacked with progressive activists, including the defamed president of the Human Rights Campaign (3)(4). The company opposed the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, which prohibits teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
T-Mobile has given over a million dollars to the Human Rights Campaign and has also funded the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (1). T-Mobile also donated to the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the National Urban League (2). T-Mobile funds travel expenses for employees getting an abortion outside of their home states (3). T-Mobile also funded a Boise-area Pride Month event, which featured drag shows with children as young as 11 years old included (4).
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March 23, 2023
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