Monthly Archives: July 2014

Theft of $1.37 Bag of Chips by Employee Leads to $180K Payment by Employer

If an employer catches an employee stealing inventory, or violating company policy when it comes to purchasing goods from the company, termination would not seem an unreasonable response, at least at first glance. However, when a diabetic Walgreens employee in California ate a $1.37 bag of chips before paying for them in order to stave off a hypoglycemic attack, her termination as a result led to an EEOC lawsuit and a recent $180,000 settlement with the employee.

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