Dorney Park will rehire special needs worker after outcry

A Pennsylvania amusement park has offered to rehire a special needs employee after his co-worker took to social media to lambaste the company for firing him.

Christopher Emery’s mother tells The (Allentown) Morning Call she doesn’t want her 29-year-old son to return to Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom because of how he was treated.

Emery has cleaned bathrooms at the park for 12 seasons, and his mother says he looks forward to the job. This week, she was told Emery didn’t do well in an interview and wasn’t being rehired.

Fellow Dorney park worker Matt Redline wrote an angry Facebook post that went viral about “his buddy Chris” losing his job.

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Mike Fehnel, the park’s general manager, says the company respects and values all of their workers, and they want Emery back.

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