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GrubHub CEO Defends Email To Employees Asking Them To Resign For Supporting Trump's Hateful Rhetoric

GrubHub CEO Defends Email To Employees Asking Them To Resign For Supporting Trump's Hateful Rhetoric

At first glance, GrubHub Inc (NYSE: GRUB) CEO Matt Maloney couldn't have made it clearer in an email to all of his employees: if you supported Donald Trump in the presidential race, you need to resign immediately.

"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," Forbes quoted the executive as saying in his email.

He added later on the email, "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 Clarifies

Speaking to Fox News, Maloney clarified the message of his email.

Maloney said that while he's "not embarrassed" by the content of the email, he reaffirmed that his employees are most certainly free to support whoever they decide.

The purpose of the email was to "reassure our employees that our company will actively support diversity and inclusion -- regardless of national politics."

Maloney's email does reinforce one of the golden rules of the workforce: don't mix work with politics.

Bruce Tulgan, author of "It's OK to be the Boss," told Fox News that the content of the email could have been communicated without making direct references to the election.

"Anytime you are talking about things that are not work at work you're risking potentially alienating people, making people feel uncomfortable or un-welcomed at work," the author added.

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