Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Walgreens Fires Employee for Opening $1.39 Bag of Chips to Stabilize Low Blood Sugar

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a suit under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the Northern District of California against Walgreens for firing a veteran 18-year diabetic employee with diabetes who suffered a hypoglycemia even during work, and took a bag of potato chips worth $1.39 she was able to pay for them, in order to quickly stabilize her diabetes-related low blood sugar.

The full complaint can be found here.

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