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Work and epilepsy

The information in this section is about looking for and staying in work if you have epilepsy. There is also information about your rights if things at work become difficult because of your epilepsy.

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Work and epilepsy

  • Introduction
  • Am I considered to be disabled if I have epilepsy?

Looking for work

  • What type of work can I do?
  • Can a possible employer ask about my health?
  • Help in looking for work

Telling people at work about my epilepsy

If and when to tell your employer and colleagues about your epilepsy

Care plans, risk assessments and reasonable adjustments

  • Care plans for seizures at work
  • Health and safety risk assessments
  • Reasonable adjustments
  • People with epilepsy talk about their reasonable adjustments

Problems at work

  • What can I do if I have been treated unfairly at work?
  • How do I take legal action against someone who has treated me unfairly at work?
  • Staying in work

Useful organisations

The UK Armed Forces and epilepsy

Epilepsy in the workplace – a TUC guide


Our thanks

Epilepsy Action would like to thank Professor Sayeed Khan, Specialist in Occupational Medicine, Chief Medical Adviser to EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation and Judith Hogarth, Solicitor, Excello Law, for their contribution.

This information has been produced under the terms of The Information Standard.

  • Updated October 2015
    To be reviewed October 2018

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