Since Tuesday’s election of President-elect Donald Trump, students have protested at several universities across the nation. Now one business owner is joining the fray in an unusual move.
Fox News reported that co-founder and CEO of Grubhub Matt Maloney wrote a rather terse email to his employees. He made it quite clear that any of his employees who agree with Trump’s “behaviors and his campaign rhetoric should resign.”
“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,” Maloney wrote.
Maloney asserted his belief that anyone who supports Trump must be anti-immigrant and hateful. He also implied that if any of his employees share Trump’s views that they will now feel empowered to act on those views to marginalize others.
“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 said.
Apparently that only applies if you agree with this politics. It would be safe to assume that any Trump supporters who work at Grubhub are now quite terrified that they will lose their job. So much for their rights to dignity and making their lives better, right?
Maloney told Fox News that he respects the rights of voters to choose who to vote for and claimed that his email was only meant to “reassure our employees that our company will actively support diversity and inclusion.” There are certainly better ways to foster diversity and inclusion than by forcibly excluding others simply because of who they voted for.