$180k and a bag of chips

July 3, 2014 5:21 PM

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$180k and a bag of chips

A $1.39 bag of chips has cost pharmacy giant Walgreen Company $180,000 — in the form of a settlement with a diabetic employee who was fired for taking the chips without permission to stave off an episode of low blood sugar.

Josefina Hernandez worked as a cashier at a California Walgreens store for 18 years. About five years into her tenure, she was diagnosed with Type II diabetes, a condition she reported to her employer.

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