Better futures for young lives with epilepsy and associated conditions

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Will epilepsy hold me back in my career?

Career prospects are good for people with epilepsy.

With the exception of the armed forces, it is against the law for employers to discriminate against people with epilepsy.

If epilepsy is not well controlled, there will be some careers such as working at heights, becoming an airline pilot, train driver and more, that would have to be ruled out.


Our dedicated Helpline can provide information on what careers may have a higher risk for those with epilepsy. For a private, confidential chat, call us on 01342 831342 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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