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Been Fired From Job Because I Incapable Due To Me Been Epileptic!

Been Fired From Job Because I Incapable Due To Me Been Epileptic!

I had a brain tumor removed 6 years ago and since then I am considered to be epileptic. I do not see epilepsy as an illness merely a condition so when joining the company I did not say I was epileptic when completing the document about "health", I said I was in good health. I have only ever had 2 seizures at work but managed to keep those 2 under control, I discussed this with my Neurologist and my medication was altered, since then I have not had another seizure. My work did what they call… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

According to the 2010 Census the US Government listed epilepsy as a handicap for hiring purposes and I've been told some people with epilepsy are qualified for full Social Security Disability.

posted 11 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I worked in the NHS for 25 years ,with children in clinics .From about 1998 until I retired my partial seizure frequency worsened The Occupational Health Consultant made my department & myself aware of the Equality Act ( not sure what the US equivalent is sorry ) The department had to make 'reasonable adjustments' to my role .Your company should do this for you My department did to an extent but my line manager involved HR & they were useless .I was glad I could retire at 60 .Good luck

posted 11 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member do you have 2 or more seizures in your lifetime? if so, you are an epileptic. and a 'epileptic type seizure' is a just 'you have epilepsy but a eeg will know for sure'. there is partials (aka focal onset) and generalized (aka generalized onset) and unknown seizures. if you want more info... heres a link... and https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/types-seizures

posted 11 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

The ugly and familiar word "incapable"
(the phrases they support and create)
This is another reason I appriciate a good doctor.
( They dare to question the possibility of a misplaced label.)
Try contacting the epilepsy foundation of america as well.
Good luck !

posted 11 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Thanks Christine, I'm from South Africa so I will check out what we have with regards "Equality Act"! My HR Department is just as useless, they do not even understand the difference between Stress and Pressure!!!!

posted 11 months ago
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