"We stand with all of our women in Salesforce and everywhere." Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff confirmed late Friday that his company would pay to move employees and their families to Texas if workers and their families were concerned about their ability. Seek reproductive health care. The move comes after the state's anti-abortion law went into effect this month and the US Supreme Court refused to ban it.
Salesforce announced its policy in a Slack message across the company, which CNBC achieved. "These are very personal issues that directly affect many of us - especially women," the letter said. "We recognize and respect that we all have different views. As a company, we stand with Salesforce and with all women everywhere. However, if you are interested in obtaining reproductive health care in your state, Salesforce helps you and your immediate family."
Although the company has not taken an official position on the law. "It's very easy to read between the lines to see where the company is," CNBC said.
Not Just Salesforce
Salesforce isn't alone. Many domain registrars and web hosts have taken a stand. The Texas Right Against Abortion Group is trying in vain to find a domain registrar and web host for a "disclosure" site created after the new law went into effect.
Initially rejected by GoDaddy for collecting "non-public or personal information" without written consent. Then Epik, the same company that provides domain services for Gab and Parler, announced that it would have to find another registrar. The company has not yet launched the collection. So far, Texas Right to Life has not been able to find a registrar or host.
Earlier this month, Lyft and Uber announced that they would cover the legal costs of sued drivers. Under the new law, Lyft CEO Logan Green said Texas law "threatens drivers to punish people where they have to go — especially women who exercise their right to choose." His company has set up a fund that "covers 100 legal fees for drivers under SB8 while driving on our platform." “Drivers should not be put at risk to get people where they want to go,” CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said an hour and a half later, adding that his company “is now in place and will cover legal costs in the same way.” The relocation may reach the finish line, Benioff said he expects a large portion of his company's employees to work remotely, which will allow workers to live anywhere in the country. The new policy, and Salesforce has a large office in Dallas. It is reported that 100,000 square feet of office space is leased to about 1,000 workers, all of whom are eligible to relocate.
This isn't the first time Salesforce has been discriminated against under state law. In 2015, after the passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, it announced it was canceling Indiana events. and reduce its investment in the country. However, it later announced that it was expanding into Indianapolis after reviewing state law on exceptions to the city's ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
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