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How Has Epilepsy Affected Your Work?

How Has Epilepsy Affected Your Work?

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?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

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.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Octavia:
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.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I had to quit wrk and file for disability

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

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.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

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.

posted about 4 years ago
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