Epilepsy and Employment

Employment can be one of the biggest challenges facing people who have epilepsy. Approximately 50 per cent of people with epilepsy have difficulty finding and keeping a job. Of those who do find employment, up to 50 per cent are under-employed, meaning their positions do not make full use of their qualifications and experience.

Ontario law outlines and upholds certain employment standards. Employers and employees with seizure disorders must understand how epilepsy relates to their jobs under these standards.

You can help bring equity to your workplace. Visit the following resource pages to learn more about epilepsy and employment.

Resources for Employers

Resources for Employees