If you voted for Donald Trump, you may not feel welcomed at Grubhub.
The CEO of Grubhub, an online food delivery service, sent a company wide email Wednesday suggesting employees who agree with President-elect Donald 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,” wrote Matt Maloney, Co-Founder of Grubhub. “We do not tolerate hateful attitudes on our team."
Telling employees they should quit because they disagree with you about politics is not necessarily “hateful,” but it’s certainly the height of intolerance.
It also seems very stupid. I’m no employment lawyer, but it seems to me that the Maloney could be opening up a can of worms here. A clever employee being dismissed by the company could, in theory, claim he or she was being persecuted for his or her political beliefs, no? Or employees could allege the CEO created a hostile work environment for anyone who had views different than Grubhub leadership. (This is all purely conjecture of course.)
In any event, what do you make of the email Maloney reportedly sent to employees? Is this opening the door to all kinds of problems? Do you think this an isolated occurrence or the beginning of a trend?
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