EEOC lawsuit on behalf of diabetic Walgreen employer can proceed: Judge

Apr 17, 2014 Full story: Business Insurance 39

A disability discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of an 18-year Walgreen Co. worker with diabetes who was terminated after she allegedly ate a bag of chips without paying for it to stave off a low-blood sugar attack, can proceed, says a federal court.

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West Des Moines, IA

#21 Apr 19, 2014
Anyone who's diabetic knows the quickest sugar to take is juice. Bag of chips, good luck with that. She better of been taken out on a stretcher. I don't buy it and I don't think the judge is going to either. Theres a thousand valid reasons a person should sue walgreens, this one is bogus

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#22 Apr 19, 2014
Well, the judge is letting it proceed the jury will have the final say unless they settle first.

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#23 Apr 19, 2014
good luck pitching that to a jury...

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#24 Apr 19, 2014
and probably everybody in the jury is going to know someone close to them who has diabetes...

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#25 Apr 19, 2014
good luck pitching ADA illness classification to them...voir dire should be interesting...

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#27 Apr 20, 2014
more details here...

Walgreens loses on "shaky" defense

http://www.oanow.com/opinion/columns/article_...

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#29 Jul 2, 2014
Walgreens to pay diabetic who needed food fast and was fired

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Walgree...

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#30 Jul 2, 2014
What a bunch of bull. Betcha that hefer is gonna spend it on a new top of the line Honda Civic and several vacations to her native country.

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#31 Jul 3, 2014
The $180,000 was a bargain. Walgreen settled because they didn't want to go to trial.
EXAasm

Saint Petersburg, FL

#32 Jul 3, 2014
shiftyleader-2014: there's no need to be racist on these forums. Regardless of how she spends her money, the issue here is that Walgreens fired her because despite the fact she was considered protected under the law, she had broken a policy. The issue then turned to intent: did she intend to steal from Walgreens or did she really have a legitimate need to save her health. Take into account she paid for the product after she recovered, and the court sided with her. Yes, Walgreens settled because they don't any more bad press.

Now put yourself in a similar situation: wouldn't you prefer that people withhold judgements about you? Think before you speak or react.
Ssj4wag

Hialeah, FL

#33 Jul 3, 2014
livinginavan wrote:
The $180,000 was a bargain. Walgreen settled because they didn't want to go to trial.
I bet if she had better lawyers she would of gotten more. Lol

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#34 Jul 3, 2014
The first thing that I thought of when I heard about this case was if she was in a health crisis why didn't she page for help to come to her. Instead she walks to get a bag of chips and then walks to cosmetics and she never asks anyone for help. In that time she could have walked to the pharmacy for help. One of my co-workers is diabetic and she makes sure that she has a snack or juice at the register. She also has a letter from her doctor on file allowing her to do this.

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#35 Jul 3, 2014
EXAasm wrote:
shiftyleader-2014: there's no need to be racist on these forums. Regardless of how she spends her money, the issue here is that Walgreens fired her because despite the fact she was considered protected under the law, she had broken a policy. The issue then turned to intent: did she intend to steal from Walgreens or did she really have a legitimate need to save her health. Take into account she paid for the product after she recovered, and the court sided with her. Yes, Walgreens settled because they don't any more bad press.
Now put yourself in a similar situation: wouldn't you prefer that people withhold judgements about you? Think before you speak or react.
Racist? What race did I even mention?

You're the racist for even mentioning this.
exASM-CARLO

United States

#36 Jul 3, 2014
ShiftyLeader-2014 wrote:
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Racist? What race did I even mention?
You're the racist for even mentioning this.
Didn't you read what I said

THINK before you speak. Yes, THINK about whether or not your points agree with mine. DON'T SPEAK unless you follow my lead. You post troll. You disgusting ugly hateful person.

I'm the post sheriff remember that!

Remember I won't back down, I just step down!
exASM-CARLO

United States

#37 Jul 3, 2014
nameless13 wrote:
The first thing that I thought of when I heard about this case was if she was in a health crisis why didn't she page for help to come to her. Instead she walks to get a bag of chips and then walks to cosmetics and she never asks anyone for help. In that time she could have walked to the pharmacy for help. One of my co-workers is diabetic and she makes sure that she has a snack or juice at the register. She also has a letter from her doctor on file allowing her to do this.
You didn't think about it first you hateful beast of a troll. Didn't you read, SHE PAID after she got caught. That excuses her you. Put yourself in her shoes, wouldn't you pay after you got caught to excuse yourself. You're just a racist!

Don't talk back, I'm the post sheriff.
I don't back down, I just step down.
Anonymous

United States

#40 Jul 9, 2014
theborg wrote:
You will be surprised diabetes is not an ADA illness. It fails 2 of the 3 require.
1. It can be treated by self adminstrated drugs.
2. It is not the loss of a limb and does not require a piece of hardware.
There are case law that supports Walgreens.
FYI.....Diabetics are protected under ADA. Not sure where you get your information from, but you are incorrect.

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#41 Jul 10, 2014
theborg wrote:
You will be surprised diabetes is not an ADA illness. It fails 2 of the 3 require.
1. It can be treated by self adminstrated drugs.
2. It is not the loss of a limb and does not require a piece of hardware.
There are case law that supports Walgreens.
http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/ada17.html

The ADA: Your Responsibilities as an Employer : Addendum

Additional Questions and Answers on the Americans with Disabilities Act

Q. One of my employees is a diabetic, but takes insulin daily to control his diabetes. As a result, the diabetes has no significant impact on his employment. Is he protected by the ADA?

A. Yes. The determination as to whether a person has a disability under the ADA is made without regard to mitigating measures, such as medications, auxiliary aids and reasonable accommodations. If an individual has an impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, she is protected under the ADA, regardless of the fact that the disease or condition or its effects may be corrected or controlled.

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#42 Jul 10, 2014
I dont think many of us so called haters are questioning the ADA protection. We're doubting her actions as reasonable for such a condition.

First of all chips do not quickly satisfy the low sugar condition. She's at Walgreens, there are actually glucose tablets on the shelves, not to mention actual candy and sugary drinks.

Second, she did not notify management or asked anyone else for help.

Is it reasonable to commit a crime just because of a disablitly? No, you still must act reasonably.

It's too bad WAG caved in, this will open up more opportunities for the "im a victim" type of excuses to show up.
exASM-CARLO

United States

#43 Jul 10, 2014
Did I forget to mention how AWESOME I am?!

The sheriff had spoken!!!

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