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Returning To Work After Seizures

Returning To Work After Seizures

Hi,
I have been on maternity leave then on disability for an addition 4 months. I have had two major tonic clonic seizures during sleep since being on leave and am now back on meds. I am still having simple partial seizures during sleep. I have a job that requires me to drive all day and sometimes transport children by myself. Should I disclose the new seizures and my history of epilepsy to my job before returning in 2 weeks? I don't want to lose my job or my benefits I have a newborn son.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

In California you have to be seizure free a year before one is considered safe enough for the road. I wouldn't tell your employer about your seizures since it involves transporting children. Since they happen at night, it should reassure you they won't happen during work but don't count on your employer understanding epilepsy enough to trust your instincts. I know how hard it is to keep benefits and a job I am a single mom of

posted almost 7 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Why would I lose my job? Wouldn't the ADA protect me?

posted almost 7 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

You will lose your job unless they can put you on a non driving assignment.

posted almost 7 years ago
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