Uber

California
Transportation

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Summary:

Uber has not fired employees or canceled contracts due to differences in viewpoint. The company does not have viewpoint nondiscrimination protections for employees, however. It has advocated for the Equality Act, transgender participation in women's and girls' sports, and police reform. Uber has also denounced the Texas abortion law and the North Carolina bathroom bill. Uber is a sponsor of Out and Equal. Although there are examples of Uber firing drivers or banning riders for their comportment, the company has not done so for political or religious reasons. For all these reasons, Uber receives a Medium 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

Uber has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views. The company received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means Uber has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Uber’s missional giving does not involve religious charities; however, there is no language explicitly prohibiting donations based on religion (1)(2).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Uber does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (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

Uber has signed open letters supporting both the Equality Act and transgender participation in youth sports (1)(2). Uber has also stated that it will pay legal fees for drivers fined under the Texas abortion law for transporting women to abortion clinics (3)(4). In Uber’s 2021 People and Culture Report, Uber affirms leftist transgender ideology (5). Uber opposed the 2016 North Carolina bathroom bill, which required that people use the bathroom corresponding to their biological gender (6). Uber opposed the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, which prohibits teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (7).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Uber is a Titanium sponsor of Out and Equal (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

Uber does not have a PAC intended for donations to federal candidates but has set up smaller PACs that lobby against the reclassification of “gig workers” as formal employees (1)(2).

All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
March 28, 2023

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