Pizza Hut threatened to punish employees if they evacuated during Hurricane Irma: Restaurant manager told staff they would be disciplined if they skipped shifts with less than 24 hours notice

Mail Online | 9/11/2017 | Kaileen Gaul For
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The manager of a Pizza Hut in Jacksonville appeared to threaten its employees if they chose to evacuate for longer than 72 hours to escape Hurricane Irma.

The memo went viral with many people on social media criticizing the fast-food chain for appearing to punish its for skipping shifts because of the storm.

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It said employees must return within 72 hours of evacuating and they could not evacuate Friday for a Tuesday storm.

On Monday, Jacksonville was flooded by several feet in certain parts of the Florida city.

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The manager wrote workers at the Jacksonville restaurant have a 'responsibility and commitment' to the community, and that employees who needed to evacuate would get only a 24-hour 'grace period' before the storm.

It also said if an employee skipped their shift, there would be documentation on their record showing they were a no-show.

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As the Washington Post notes, often times fast-food workers must chose between their own safety and potential lost wages when...
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