ELKHART, Ind. (WHAS11) -- A former restaurant manager is out of a job after he refused to open the restaurant on Thanksgiving Day.
Tony Rohr, the former manager of the Elkhart, Ind. Pizza Hut, said he was fired when he refused to open the store Thursday. Rohr said he was told it was mandatory, and when he told his bosses he would not comply, he was let go.
Traditionally, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day are the only two days of the year Pizza Hut is closed, but this year the company changed the policy.
Rohr said he was standing up for his employees.
"I said why can't we be the company that stands up an says we care about our employees and they can have the day off," he said.
Although Rohr is now unemployed, he said it was worth the fight.
Rohr's bosses said he quit and the decision to open on Thanksgiving was made by corporate officials.