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Epilepsy and Employment

Online toolkit designed to help employers of people with epilepsy

October 30, 2014

A first-of-its-kind online toolkit is now available to provide training and resources to companies and organizations that have employees with epilepsy. Developed by Epilepsy Toronto, the epilepsy@work toolkit was recently launched.  It was developed with the support of the Government of Ontario, Epilepsy Ontario and CIBC. The goal of the resource is to help those…

Disclosing seizure condition at work crucial for safety, fostering understanding

November 21, 2013

When Marcel Allen began eating less and appeared confused at work in June, a colleague at the Ottawa Police Service knew immediately that something wasn’t right. Her assumption was correct — Allen would have a major seizure a short time later. But the fact his colleague knew the symptoms people with epilepsy experience prior to…

Why hiring people with epilepsy makes good business sense

October 2, 2013

Employers who make a point of hiring people with epilepsy are not just doing the right thing; they’re making a smart business decision, says employment consultant Tim Nourse. The reason for this is simple, Nourse says: by hiring people with epilepsy and other seizure disorders, employers are creating a more diverse workforce that is “more…

Epilepsy and employment: what you should know

September 18, 2013

Tim Nourse recounts the story of an acquaintance living with a seizure disorder who is a highly-valued employee of a nationwide corporation. Despite the fact this individual’s seizures are fully under control and her employer has an excellent track record of accommodating people with all disabilities, she has never disclosed her condition. Nourse, an employment…