Muhammad Sajjad (34) who moved to Ireland from Pakistan in 2004 worked at the Centra store in East Wall in Dublin for more than a decade before he was transferred.
“The people signed the petition because I love them and they love me,” Muhammad told Independent.ie.
“I was very surprised and delighted when I heard about the petition. I’m black and Pakistani but the community don’t see me for my colour or my country. I love them and they love me so they wanted me back.