The CEO of online food delivery service Grubhub told his employees that if they support Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric then they should resign from the company.
GrubHub CEO Matt Maloney said that he rejects the “nationalist, anti-immigrant and hateful politics of Donald Trump.”
“While demeaning, insulting and ridiculing minorities, immigrants and the physically/mentally disabled worked for Mr. Trump, I want to be clear that his behavior – and these views, have no place at Grubhub,” he wrote. “Had he worked here, many of his comments would have resulted in his immediate termination.”
“If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here,” he continued.
— Bryan Llenas (@BryanLlenas) November 10, 2016
He also said he would do his best to protect employees from the consequences of a Trump presidency, adding that he will “fight for the dignity of anyone on our team that is scared or feels personally exposed.”
Maloney’s comments have caused a backlash on social media, with Twitter users calling for people to boycott the company for politically discriminating against its employees.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) November 10, 2016
Grubhub CEO Matt Maloney claims his directive to employees was misconstrued: “I did not ask anyone to resign if they voted for Trump. To the contrary, the message of the email is that we do not tolerate discriminatory activity or hateful commentary in the workplace, and that we will stand up for our employees.”