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Rosebud Criticized After Manager's Decision to Fire Cancer-Stricken Delivery Man

Manager allegedly told employee not to return after treatment.

Rosebud in Naperville
Rosebud in Naperville
Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

Rosebud Restaurants was caught in a social media uproar after the firing of a delivery man who was reportedly denied time off for his cancer treatment and subsequently fired.

However, the teen will get his job back. The restaurant on Sunday announced it reversed its decision after bowing down to pressure and meeting with the 19-year-old's family.

The saga started when the teen told a manager at Rosebud's Naperville outpost that he needed six weeks off due to treatment for brain and spine cancer, according to NBC5 Chicago. The teen suffers from brain and spine cancer and needed a procedure. The manager allegedly told the teen not to bother returning to the job after the treatment as he would have already found a replacement.

The report angered customers who demanded the manager be fired. Rosebud went into damage control on its Facebook page. A woman, who identified herself as the teen's mother, posted there that the family didn't think anyone should lose their job.