Warby Parker

New York
Retailing

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk

Summary:

Warby Parker has pulled its advertisements from Breitbart and Daily Wire after the 2016 election. Warby Parker 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, Warby Parker 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. Warby Parker 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 advocated for federal legislation that would overrule state laws designed to protect girls' sports. Warby Parker supports the Equality Act, advocates for voting reform, and opposed Florida's Parental Rights in Education Law. Warby Parker pledged support to BLM. The company opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. The company denounced various states’ legislative efforts to protect election integrity and security. For these reasons, Warby Parker receives a High Risk rating.

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