What jobs can u do with epilepsy?
Many people with epilepsy can be gainfully employed while others may struggle to get a job….Are there jobs I can’t do?
- A pilot.
- A deckhand or fisherman.
- A commercial driver such as a bus, train or truck driver.
- Jobs involving heavy machinery, water, high voltage electricity or heights.
Is epilepsy a type of seizure?
Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain. People are diagnosed with epilepsy when they have had two or more seizures. There are many types of seizures. A person with epilepsy can have more than one type of seizure.
Is epilepsy a disease?
Epilepsy is a common disorder of the brain that causes repeated seizures. It is sometimes called a seizure disorder. A seizure is a short change in normal brain activity. Seizures are the main sign of epilepsy.
What kind of employment do people with epilepsy have?
Employment types may include apprenticeships, traineeships, open employment or supported employment with an Australian Disability Enterprise. Apprenticeships and traineeships are a way of combining training and employment and can lead to a nationally recognised qualification.
Can a person with epilepsy work in the UK?
The limited research into epilepsy and employment in the UK shows that people with epilepsy in the UK are disadvantaged in finding and retaining employment. However, there is a lack of UK-specific evidence for why this is the case and limited understanding of the best strategies to enable people with epilepsy to find and retain employment.
Can a employer ask if an employee has epilepsy?
According to the law of the United States, an employer is permitted to inquire into an employee’s epileptic condition if the employee suffers one or more seizures while on duty only if they affect safety or job performance.
How does epilepsy affect your ability to work?
Epilepsy can affect employment for a variety of reasons. Many employers are reluctant to hire a person they know has epilepsy, even if the seizures are controlled by medication. If the employee suffers a seizure while at work, they could harm themselves (but rarely others, contrary to popular belief) depending on the nature of the work.
What is the employment rate for people with epilepsy?
People with epilepsy have one of the lowest rates of employment among disabled people. Just over a third (34%) of people who identified epilepsy as their “main” health condition are in employment, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Can a person with epilepsy work in the workplace?
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Why are so many people unaware of epilepsy?
Many employers were unaware of the different ways that epilepsy can affect different people. They assumed everyone with epilepsy has tonic-clonic seizures, and were unaware that many people’s seizures can be controlled with medication. They also thought that the majority of people with epilepsy would be ‘photosensitive’.
What can Epilepsy Action do to help people?
Epilepsy Action is campaigning for more support to help people with epilepsy to find, and stay in, work. We are calling on both the government and employers to take positive, immediate action to ensure people with epilepsy are not unfairly disadvantaged in the job market.