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Pizza Hut Rehires Manager Who Was Fired For Refusing To Work on Thanksgiving

The Elkhart, IN Pizza Hut restaurant that previously employed Tony Rohr, the manager who was fired for refusing to work on Thanksgiving, rehired Rohr at the request of the Pizza Hut corporate office.

The Elkhart, IN Pizza Hut restaurant that previously employed Tony Rohr, the manager who was fired for refusing to work on Thanksgiving, rehired Rohr at the request of the Pizza Hut corporate office.

By Vic Diaz (@TheVicDiaz)

Tony Rohr, the manager of the Elkhart, IN Pizza Hut restaurant who was fired after refusing to work on Thanksgiving, has been given his job back. After stating that his employers were urging him to sign a letter of resignation, to which he declined and wrote a counter-letter attacking the restaurant’s integrity, Pizza Hut’s corporate office has released a statement in which it states that Rohr and the Elkhart location have come to an agreement to reinstate the 10-year employee:

Tony Rohr was rehired by the Elkhart, IN Pizza Hut after being fired for refusing to open his restaurant's doors on Thanksgiving.

Tony Rohr was rehired by the Elkhart, IN Pizza Hut after being fired for refusing to open his restaurant’s doors on Thanksgiving.

“As follow up to the situation in Elkhart, IN, we feel strongly that the situation involving our independent franchisee and the local store manager could and should have been avoided. We fully respect an employee’s right to not work on a holiday, which is why the vast majority of Pizza Huts in America are closed on Thanksgiving. As a result, we strongly recommended that the local franchisee reinstate the store manager and they have agreed. We look forward to them welcoming Tony back to the team.”

This response comes off the heels of Rohr speaking to local news stations and stating his case for his actions. Local Pizza Hut representatives have yet to provide comment.

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