Grubhub Founder Tells Employees Who Agree With Trump to Resign

“If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here,” Matt Maloney says in memo to staff

GrubHub founder Matt Maloney sent an email to his staff on Wednesday, saying that anyone who agrees with Donald Trump’s divisive political rhetoric should resign.

The CEO of the food delivery company — and a Hillary Clinton supporter — told employees in the memo that he “rejects” Trump’s behavior and views. “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,” he wrote.

“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,” Maloney continued. “Had he worked here, many of his comments would have resulted in his immediate termination.”

In the memo, sent with the subject line “So… that happened… what’s next?,” Maloney promised to “shield [Grubhub’s] community” from Donald Trump’s “nationalist, anti-immigrant and hateful politics,” and reassured his employees that the company values “support and inclusiveness.”

“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,” he wrote.

Once the internal memo was made public on sites such as Fox News, the hashtag  began trending in response to Maloney’s criticism of his Republican staffers.

After his memo began trending, the CEO issued a statement, clarifying that the email was not calling for the resignation of Trump voters.

“I would never make such a demand,” Maloney said. “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.”

Read the full memo below:

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.

Stay strong,
Matt