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  • Endeavor
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    Government Code s 12926.1 provides that "Physical and mental disabilities include, but are not limited to, chronic or episodic conditions such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, epilepsy, seizure disorder, diabetes, clinical depression, bipolar disorder, multiple sclerosis, and heart disease."

    So, yes, under the FEHA (and very likely under the ADA), epilepsy is a disability.

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  • cbg
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    The only condition that is granted unconditional protection under the ADA is HIV/AIDS. All other conditions, without exception, must be looked at on a case by case basis. Certainly epilepsy CAN be considered a disabilty under the ADA, but only a review of the specific individual condition and the accomodations needed will say if it IS.

    Since you are in California, I will add this. The definition of a covered condition under state law is broader than that of the Federal. Even so, I believe that even under state law, it is still looked at on a case by case situation and there is not a list of "These conditions are automatically covered". It's simply that the definition used to make that determination will be broader.

    Endeavor?

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  • BizMgr
    started a topic ADA Definition - apply to EPILEPSY? California

    ADA Definition - apply to EPILEPSY? California

    Does anyone know if the ADA extends protection to those diagnosed with epilepsy?
    Thank you~
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