Online food delivery service GrubHub backtracked on Friday after the firm’s co-founder sent an email to all his employees suggesting that supporters of President-elect Donald Trump should resign.
GrubHub was on the defensive on Friday after Matt Maloney sent a company-wide email asking employees to quit if they agree with Donald Trump‘s more inflammatory statements, media reports said.
Matt Maloney mail read as: “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.”
“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,” he added.
However, Maloney now issued a statement saying his email advocated for inclusion and tolerance and that Grubhub doesn’t discriminate based on political beliefs.
Maloney also tweeted:”Grubhub does not tolerate hate and we are proud of all our employees — even those who voted for Trump.”
Moreover, Grubhub tweeted clarifying co-founder’s earler comment.
— Grubhub (@Grubhub) November 10, 2016
Based in Chicago, Grubhub connects online customers with takeout restaurants in the U.S. and London.