Bizarre HR of 2011
Fired for $1.39 bag of chips
Would you fire someone for taking a $1.39 bag of potato chips to prevent a serious health emergency? That's what happened to a young, diabetic Josefina Hernandez in September. While she was working the registers at a San Francisco Walgreens, she claims she grabbed a bag of chips when her blood sugar dropped to dangerously low levels. According to reports, Hernandez actually paid for the chips later in her shift. She was let go anyway. In response, the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission filed disability suit against the chain.