GrubHub has a really serious policy about “inclusion,” unless you voted for Donald Trump.
Following America deciding that they want Trump to be the next president, Matt Maloney, the co-founder and CEO of the food delivery service Grubhub sent out a company-wide email stating that employees who support our president-elect should resign.
In an email with the subject line, “So… that happened… what’s next?” Maloney, a hardcore Hillary Clinton supporter and memeber of the so-called “tolerant left,” brought politics into his business place — making sure that any employees that do not share his “worldview” is left feeling uncomfortable.
“I’m still trying to reconcile my own worldview with the overwhelming message that was delivered last night,” Maloney wrote in the email on Wednesday. “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.”
The CEO then stated that if Trump worked at Grubhub, he would have been fired for his comments during his campaign.
“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,” the email continued.
He then, somewhat ironically, stated that “we have worked for years cultivating a culture of support and inclusiveness,” and that they must “bring together different perspectives.”
He also wrote, to his employees, that he will fight for their right to make a better life in the United States — leaving many wondering if Grubhub is in the habit of hiring illegal immigrants to work for them under the table.
“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,” Maloney wrote. “I want to reaffirm 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.”
Maloney then went on to say that though they will accept any “ideology,” he will not accept varied political beliefs. He urged his employees who support our next president to resign — so that he can keep his company a safe space.
“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.”
Interestingly, his letter seems to have a pretty hateful attitude towards the right.
— Stefan Molyneux (@StefanMolyneux) November 11, 2016
— Zeno Of Elea (@Zeno_Eleatic) November 11, 2016
Naturally, half of the nation also feels pretty alienated by his comments, and are now urging Trump supporters to boycott the service until he is replaced.
I've never used @Grubhub and never will, especially now. Boycott them IMMEDIATELY. Maloney, thank you for teaching intolerance. Hypocrite.
— RockPrincess (@Rockprincess818) November 11, 2016
— LibSlayer (@MercutioProzac) November 11, 2016
Following the massive backlash on social media, the company released a statement on Twitter claiming that he had not asked Trump supporters to resign.
“Some of the statements in my email (please see full text below) have been misconstrued. I want to clarify that I did not ask for anyone to resign if they voted for Trump. I would never make such a demand. 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,” Maloney wrote in the statement.
— Grubhub (@Grubhub) November 10, 2016
“Grubhub welcomes and accepts employees with all political beliefs, no matter who they voted for in this or any election. We do not discriminate on the basis of someone’s principles, or political or other beliefs.”