Walgreens, a known employer of choice for people with disabilities, has been sued by the EEOC alleging disability discrimination for firing a cashier in South San Francisco with diabetes who ate a snack sold at the store because she was suffering from low blood sugar. This employee had worked for the company for eighteen years with no disciplinary record, and the drugstore chain knew of her diabetes. It is our understanding that she paid for the snack when she came off cashier duty. Walgreens has become known for two of their distribution centers, one in Anderson, S.C. and one in Winsor, CT, specifically for extending opportunities to people with disabilities with specialized workstations and other accommodations. Just another point to illustrate how the agency is moving ahead forcefully on ADAAA compliance.
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