There are several reasons why finding and keeping employment for people with Epilepsy can be a challenge.  Whatever your experience, we want to make sure that you understand your rights under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) as well as the supports available to you to help you reach your employment goals.

The American’s with Disability Act (ADA)
The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.  Click on links below to learn more about the ADA.
 
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
The leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. 
 
JAN’s trusted consultants offer one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities.
 
 
Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC)
Questions and Answers about Epilepsy in the Workplace


A must read for any person with Epilepsy in the work force or who is looking for employment.
https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/epilepsy.cfm

Employment Support

American Job Centers

Comprehensive and Affiliate AJC’s are located throughout the state and offer walk-in and other job seeker resources. AJC services are available to anyone, regardless of employment status. Click on the link below to find a center near you.
 

Bureau of Rehabilitative Services
The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) provides vocational rehabilitation (VR) services to assist Connecticut residents with significant disabilities to find and keep employment.  Click on the link below to find an office near you.
 
  
Work Place Training

Could your employer benefit from a training on Epilepsy?  Our community education programs are free!  To learn more contact us using the information below.
 
The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)
Askearn.org

(EARN) is a free resource that helps employers tap the benefits of disability diversity by educating public- and private-sector organizations on ways to build inclusive workplace cultures. EARN offers information and resources to empower individuals and organizations to become leaders in the employment and advancement of people with disabilities.
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Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO)

If you believe that you have been wrongly terminated from a job you can file a grievance with CHRO. Find an office near you by clinking on the link below.

https://www.ct.gov/chro/cwp/view.asp?a=2523&Q=315790

We are available to answer questions and provide direction in the area of employment.  Please contact our office at 860-346-1924 or email monica@epilepsyct.com

 



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