Disclosure of Epilepsy 1 When?

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Disclosure of epilepsy can be a difficult issue for many people to face. For some their is a real fear of discrimination. While a person is not obliged to disclose the condition unless they are directly asked (this can only be done as part of a medical examination), it is important that people with epilepsy ensure that they do not place themselves or work colleagues at risk. When disclosing it is important to present the facts in a clear concise manner and be well prepared to deal with any questions that may be asked.

Many people with epilepsy ask how they should deal with the issue of disclosing their epilepsy in a work situation. The following gives some ideas on the subject.

WHEN: On the application form

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WHEN: At the interview (1st or 2nd)

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WHEN: Once the job has been offered

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