Misconceptions can still exist when it comes to epilepsy in the workplace and people with epilepsy have faced discrimination in employment due to their condition. It is therefore important that people are fully aware of their employment rights.
This session will see practising barrister Lorraine Lally provide an overview of employment rights and a review of relevant cases related to employment.
In addition to Lorraine’s expertise, we will also have input from Gerard Kennedy on CV tips & interview techniques – with a particular focus on disclosure of epilepsy. Due to the issues mentioned above, people with epilepsy can often be hesitant in disclosing their condition. As a person with epilepsy, Gerard will provide both personal and professional experience on disclosure as his career is in HR.
We look forward to welcoming attendees on the night for what promises to be an informative session – featuring two fantastic young professionals who are also living with epilepsy.
WHEN: Wednesday 18th May, 06:00pm – 08:00pm
WHERE: Your home, via Zoom!
WHO: This event will be of interest to both people with epilepsy and their families. Employers are also welcome to attend.
REGISTRATION: To register for this event, please visit our Zoom registration page.
If you have an employment related query, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your local Community Resource Officer. Further information can be found in the ‘Employment’ section of our website. Epilepsy Ireland can also support employers with their understanding of epilepsy through epilepsy awareness training. Visit the ‘For Employers’ section of our website for further information.