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Like many other medical conditions, epilepsy does not preclude having a successful career
The TUC, in partnership with Epilepsy Action, has published Epilepsy in the workplace – a TUC guide, to aid trade union workplace representatives in supporting members with epilepsy.  The guide is based on the social model of disability, which means epilepsy is not seen as a barrier to work.  However, there may be external barriers to accessing work in the form of ignorance, prejudice & failure by employers to make workplace adaptations.  The guide educates trade union members about epilepsy, and provides guidance on reasonable workplace adjustments and making workplaces epilepsy-friendly.
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TUC publishes new guide to epilepsy in the workplace

Epilepsy in the Workplace – A TUC Guide

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