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Man Claims He Was Fired For Not Opening Store

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ELKHART, IN -

A former Indiana Pizza Hut manager claims he was fired for not opening up his store on Thanksgiving.

Tony Rohr says he was told it was mandatory to open his Elkhart Pizza Hut this year.

Normally Thanksgiving and Christmas are the only two days out of the year that the pizza chain is closed. He told his bosses he would not open the store and thus he says he got let go.

Rohr claims he did it for his employees and instead of signing a letter of resignation which is what he says pizza hut told him to do.

He wrote a rebuttal letter explaining his decision.

"I said why we can't be the company that stands up and says we care about our employees and they can have the day off," Rohr said. "In the whole year they're the only two days that those people are guaranteed to have off and spend it with their families."

Rohr's bosses say he quit and the decision to open the restaurant on Thanksgiving came from the corporate level not the regional level. 

After news of the reported firing made headlines, Pizza Hut announced on its Facebook page that Rohr had been offered his job back.

No word yet on if he accepted that offer.

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