Skills, abilities, qualifications and experience are the qualities most important to any potential employer – your epilepsy is only relevant if you have seizures that are likely to interfere with your ability to do your job.
The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 makes disability discrimination unlawful and aims to promote equal opportunity and access for people with disabilities.
Under the Act, individuals can lodge complaints of discrimination and harassment with the Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC). HREOC undertakes a wide range of activities to assist individuals and organisations to understand their rights and meet their legal responsibilities.
Federal and state anti-discrimination laws legally protect people with epilepsy from discrimination.
Encourage your employer to become an Epilepsy Friendly Workplace. Our interactive, practical training provides workplaces and community groups with an understanding of epilepsy and seizure first aid. Epilepsy Tasmania trainers have in-depth knowledge of epilepsy and work statewide with organisations of all sizes and across all sectors.