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How letting an employee drink juice on the job could’ve saved this company $700K

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Most employers would be happy to deal with an accommodation request that was as simple as keeping a bottle of juice nearby. 

But one company refused to bend its rules about eating or drinking on the job, resulting in a costly legal battle and payout.

No juice allowed

Linda Atkins, a type II diabetic, was a cashier at a Tennessee Dollar General. Because of her condition, when Atkins’ blood sugar got too low, she’d have to quickly consume sugar in order to prevent passing out or seizing.

When Atkins asked her manager if she could keep orange juice with

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