Community Forum

Is it discrimination?

Hello there, I've never had seizures up until about six-seven months ago and then they started out of nowhere. Still working with my doctor's to get it under control. I've had the same job for about seven years and for the most part the seizures don't interfere to much with my work, except for the week I'm menstruating. Yesterday I got a call from my boss saying I can't come back to work until I'm seizure free and they're forcing me to take an unpaid medical leave. the only way I can come back is if I have a doctor's note proving I'm 100% seizure free My friend thinks it's discrimination. I don't know what to think but I'm devastated. What do you guys think?

Our Mission

The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

 
24/7 helpline