EEOC Sues Walgreen For Firing Diabetic Cashier

Law360, New York (September 9, 2011, 6:02 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged Thursday in California that Walgreen Co. ran afoul of federal law when it fired a longtime employee with diabetes for eating a bag of chips to stabilize her blood sugar.

The EEOC slapped the drugstore chain with a lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act, claiming Walgreen not only failed to accommodate cashier Josefina Hernandez's disability, but discharged her because of it.

Hernandez, who had worked for the chain for nearly 18 years, was on duty when she popped...
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Case Information

Case Title

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Walgreen Co.

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

American with Disabilities - Employment


William H. Orrick

Date Filed

September 8, 2011


Government Agencies

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