Yelp has not terminated any business relationships due to religious beliefs, though it has regularly advocated for progressive causes. Yelp does not have viewpoint protections for its employees. The company uses its corporate PAC to support non-business interests and has supported the Equality Act. Yelp has also opposed a 2015 religious freedom law in Indiana and opposed the Florida Parental Rights in Education law. For these reasons, Yelp 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.
There are no publicly known cases of Yelp terminating business relationships due to religious or political beliefs. Yelp received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Among other requirements, this indicates that Yelp vets suppliers according to their LGBTQ policies (1).
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.
Yelp does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Yelp is a member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act and has signed the HRC’s Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ Legislation (1)(2). 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 (3). In 2015, Yelp’s CEO spoke out against a religious freedom bill in Indiana (4). 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, which many conservative commentators have predicted will lead to subjective “cancellation” of non-woke businesses (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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January 3, 2023
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