The Employee with Epilepsy

Usually epilepsy does not interfere with the performance of any job. Some exceptions include airline pilots and military professions because the occurrence of a seizure could put the lives of others in danger.

The employee’s perception of him/herself as a person with epilepsy affects what happens in the workplace. Fear of discrimination can lead to low self-esteem and a lack of self-confidence. It is crucial for the employee to remember that epilepsy is only one facet of his/her life.