Corprate Bias Ratings
TriNet, a payroll services company, does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. TriNet covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. The company's CEO did imply that TriNet may develop a product that allows other small-to-medium-sized businesses to cover abortion-related travel costs for employees. In addition, TriNet has engaged in ideological advocacy, denouncing state-level LGBTQ+ and voting laws and instituting company-wide DEI policies. However, the company does not use its political contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, TriNet 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.
When Roe v. Wade was overturned, CEO of TriNet Burton Goldfield implied that business might decrease in states that institute anti-abortion policies, stating, “There is no doubt that decisions about where to invest and grow are influenced by laws that can have a negative effect on the business community” (1). The company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
TriNet hosted Stacey Abrams as an “Esteemed Speaker” at a company event, where she gave a DEI-focused speech (1). The company was part of the Freedom for All Americans coalition, which advocated for federal legislation that would overrule state laws designed to protect girls’ sports and similar laws (2). TriNet released an article on the company site denouncing various state-level LGBTQ and election security laws and supports the Equality Act (3)(4). The company has implemented DEI policies including a week-long virtual DEI conference about “microaggressions” and unconscious bias (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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October 4, 2023
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