Why GrubHub Is Our Company of The Week

This week, we’re highlighting GrubHub, for their strong stance and commitment to providing a place of inclusion for employees

In light of last week’s elections, with many trying to reconcile a presidential candidate who won on a platform of bigotry, racism, xenophobia, and sexism, companies are looking to reassure workers that they remain dedicated to diversity and inclusion.

GrubHub’s CEO Matt Maloney took it a step further, directly condemning the rhetoric of Trump’s campaign, stating “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. ”

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Some misinterpreted this as a direct attack on Trump supporters, mistakenly believing Maloney called for the termination of Trump voters. In a press release, Maloney said “I want to clarify that I did not ask for anyone to resign if they voted for Trump. 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 has made news recently for having a workforce that is 43% female, while half the executive team is female. Maloney believes diversity is “a responsibility to investors and shareholders.” 23% of the engineering team is female.

Article by Ayo Suber

Freelance Front-end Engineer. FAMU Alum