I'm in the proces of applying for HCPC registration and I need to declare about having epilepsy and my relatively recent seizures - will this impact me getting my registration?
Occupational health have previously advised no lone-working, which would impact my work immensely! Anyone have similar experiences?
I am an electronics technician at a public university (Purdue University). I have been there since 2001. I told my boss at my hiring of my epilepsy and he had no problems with me.
I requested for a reasonable accommodation of having a service dog in 2016. I started the process with HR, but they threatened to fire me because having the dog would limit the types of jobs that I could do. HR stated that I had to secure another job, on or off campus within 2 weeks, or be fired
I had my neurologist write HR a letter stating that I could do the job. HR backed off after they received it.
I think they finally realized that if they did fire me, charges would have been pressed of them violating my rights under the ADA. I had started talking to an attorney regarding HR's actions.
It has been almost 3 years since all this started, but is still a sore subject for me.
Unless you told SOCIAL SECURITY when you were diagnose with EPILEPSY
YOU may have a real problem getting DISABILITY.
MY parents never told Social Security when I was Diagnosed and now I
can't get it retoactivelly.
EPILEPSY is a DISABILITY, and we are disabled.
Now some of us may work & some have such bad seizures they can't.
I worked in a doctor's office for about 6 years and they didn't have a problem with me having epilepsy. They were actually understanding about it. That being said, I don't have convulsions, mine are complex partials. And at the time they were somewhat well controlled. Towards the end of that job they worsened and at my last job I was fired because of all the absences that I had because of the times I had called in sick because of the problems caused by my epilepsy. I never told my supervisors at my last job about my condition though.
Finding jobs with no driving is a must and also must be supervised is a requirement, with a understanding boss. Part time rather than full time if seizures are not controlled fully. Consider working from home if you have a helpful family, but thos is not always possible, online businesses arw worth a look. Things that do not require contact with other people are worth looking into. But remember that you still need someone to check on you if you work from home.
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