Many Grubhub users are not too happy about the CEO’s reaction to president-elect Donald Trump.
Users of the popular online food delivery service took to social media to express their plans to #boycottgrubhub in light of CEO Matt Maloney’s recent memo sent to employees that seemingly asked anyone who was pro-Trump to resign.
— Mr Phil (@MrPhilMusic) November 11, 2016
Just like a child that doesn’t get his way, you have demonstrated why America got out and voted for REAL CHANGE. #boycottgrubhub
— FisherFreak12 (@FisherFreak12) November 11, 2016
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) November 11, 2016
— Brent Allen (@BrentAllenPhoto) November 11, 2016
A letter (first obtained by Fox News) from Maloney to Grubhub staff reads, “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.”
“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,” adds Maloney.
Several staff members and users understood that to mean his calling for anyone who “agreed” with Trump to leave. Maloney later clarified his comments in a statement on the Grubhub website where he writes that he rather meant that he won’t tolerate employees who don’t agree with Grubhub’s policy on hateful activity or commentary.
“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,” clarified Maloney in a statement. “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. 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.”
— Bryan Llenas (@BryanLlenas) November 10, 2016
Below is the letter in full:
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