The truth about whether you can be fired for expressing your political views at work

Business Insider
Aine Cain

GrubHub CEO Matt Maloney recently caused a stir over an email to employees expressing his opinions on the 2016 US presidential election.

As Matt Weinberger previously reported for Business Insider, Maloney wrote: "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."

The CEO followed up the email with a press release clarifying his views, noting that he "intended to advocate for inclusion and tolerance" not "ask for anyone to resign if they voted for Trump."...

...Joe Weinlick, senior vice president at Beyond, a career network, says that good leaders shouldn't stifle opposing political speech in the workplace, as this could lead to a toxic work environment.
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