Americans Fire Back at GrubHub CEO Over Telling Pro-Trump Employees to Resign
On Wednesday, GrubHub’s CEO Matt Maloney sent a company-wide email to his employees to let them know that if they supported Donald Trump, they should resign.
Mr. Maloney made it clear in his email statement that he is personally stunned and deeply concerned with the results of Tuesday’s election, and that if you don’t agree with him, you should look for employment elsewhere.
His message, dated November 10th, 2016 states:
SUBJECT: So... that happened... what's next?
I'm still trying to reconcile my own worldview with the overwhelming message that was delivered last night. Clearly there are a lot of people angry and scared as the antithesis of every modern presidential candidate won and will be our next president.
While demeaning, insulting and ridiculing minorities, immigrants and the physically/mentally disabled worked for Mr. Trump, I want to be clear that this behavior - and these views, have no place at Grubhub. Had he worked here, many of his comments would have resulted in his immediate termination.
We have worked for years cultivating a culture of support and inclusiveness. I firmly believe that we must bring together different perspectives to continue innovating - including all genders, races, ethnicities and sexual, cultural or ideological preferences. We are better, faster and stronger together.
Further I absolutely reject the nationalist, anti-immigrant and hateful politics of Donald Trump and will work to shield our community from this movement as best as I can. As we all try to understand what this vote means to us, I want to affirm to anyone on our team that is scared or feels personally exposed, that I and everyone else here at Grubhub will fight for your dignity and your right to make a better life for yourself and your family here in the United States.
If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here. We do not tolerate hateful attitudes on our team.I want to repeat what Hillary said this morning, that the new administration deserves our open minds and a chance to lead, but never stop believing that the fight for what's right is worth it.
The email not only sent out to GrubHub employees, but also as a statement on their official social media accounts including their Facebook and Twitter. Mr. Maloney's comments quickly went viral on social media, with Americans of all backgrounds and political affiliations upset about Matt's comments.
Maloney has since backtracked