Archive for the ‘Disabilities’ Category

Diabetic Worker Fired for “Grazing” on a Bag of Chips

A long-term employee of Walgreens was fired because the company claimed she violated its “anti-grazing” policy when she grabbed a bag of potato chips from the store and ate some of them to stabilize her low-blood sugar. According to the allegations, Josephina Hernandez worked for Walgreens for 18 years. Walgreens knew Hernandez was diabetic, and […]

22 Apr 14 - Disabilities, Discrimination, Termination, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Family Medical History Questions Result in $370k Settlement

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently settled a lawsuit with a New York nursing and rehabilitation center over alleged violations of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). The EEOC claimed that the center requested family medical history as part of its post-offer, pre-employment medical exams of applicants. The EEOC also alleged that the […]

21 Jan 14 - Disabilities, Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »