The Americans with Disabilities Act was set up in order to protect those who require certain accommodations. In the workplace in Los Angeles, employers are required to give reasonable accommodations to their employees or applicants who have a disability. The term “reasonable accommodations” can vary depending on what the disability is.
A woman who claims she was fired after her employer refused to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act has filed a lawsuit against the company. The woman had been employed by Walgreens for 18 years and did not have a record of any disciplinary actions taken against her. The company knew for 13 years that the woman was a Type II Diabetic, but after she suffered a hypoglycemic attack while on the job, they refused to provide reasonable accommodations for her. Instead, the woman was terminated from her job.