All employers have a responsibility to ensure that people who work for them are treated fairly. This includes people with a chronic health condition or disability. Not only does this help employers maintain their obligations under the law, but it is also good for business.
This information is not intended as legal advice, but rather a general guide for employers about epilepsy in the workplace, which may help provide some initial understanding about the relevant legal and support issues. Understanding rights and responsibilities is an important step towards achieving an inclusive workplace.
However, as every situation is different, we have included a list of contacts that may be useful for more specific guidance and support.
There are a number of state and federal laws that safeguard appropriate conduct and protocols in the workplace. These laws and their associated agencies protect a variety of workers, including people who have a chronic health condition or disability.