Corprate Bias Ratings
Yelp allegedly fired an employee for not being accessible during religious observance on Easter weekend. Yelp covers abortion-related travel costs for its employees and the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. The company does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. Yelp pledged $2 million to BLM and related causes and also donated to the Equality PAC. For these reasons, Yelp receives a High 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.
Yelp allegedly fired an employee for not being accessible during religious observance on Easter weekend (1). The employee received an email just before midnight on Good Friday and had not seen the email or responded; this incident escalated until the employee was asked by his boss to respond to the request on Easter Sunday and eventually terminated for not complying. Yelp received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (2)(3).
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.
Yelp signed an open letter opposing the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, which prevents teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (1). In 2015, Yelp’s CEO spoke out against a religious freedom bill in Indiana (2). In 2020, Yelp launched a user-submitted “Business Accused of Racist Behavior Alert” feature that enables users to flag establishments with accusations of racial motivation (3). Yelp’s CEO Jeremy Stoppelman is a signatory to CEOs For Gun Safety (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Yelp committed to funding its employees’ abortion travel expenses (1). The company has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index; this score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (2)(3). Yelp pledged $2 million to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes (4)(5). Yelp also signed the Fifteen Percent Pledge and “committed to dedicate 15% of their shelf space to Black-owned brands” (6)(7).
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November 30, 2023
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