Thanksgiving Day Closed sign-Flickr-sgroi-CCAfter being fired for refusing to open his restaurant on Thanksgiving, a Pizza Hut manager has his job back.

Tony Rohr, who worked his way up from cook to general manager at the restaurant, was told it was mandatory to keep the Elkhart, Ind., store open on the holiday.

But Rohr felt bad for his employees who had been told they would have the day off.

Pizza Hut put out a statement Thursday in support of the employee and announced that the independently-owned franchise had changed its mind about the firing:

“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.”

(READ the story from NBC News)

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