Pizza Hut manager accused of threatening employees fleeing Irma

JACKSONVILLE, Florida (KTRK) -- Pizza Hut is reacting to allegations that a manager threatened workers fleeing Hurricane Irma.

The pizza chain posted a statement clarifying its hurricane policy after employees at one of its restaurants in Jacksonville posted a memo online from their manager.

In that memo, the manager declares workers are only allowed to evacuate 24 hours before Irma hit and they must return within three days of their evacuation.

It threatened that if employees did not show up for their shifts for any reason, they would be punished as a no-show.

In the statement, Pizza Hut said the manager did not follow company guidelines.

They claim "it does not have a policy that dictates when team members can leave or return from a disaster."

Pizza Hut would not clarify if the manager involved was disciplined. They would only confirm that the situation had been addressed.

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