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Can a company get rid of an employee if the employee has epilepsy?

I work for a security company, and I have overheard my managers talking about taking a guard off schedule because he has had 2 seizures on site during his 12 month employment with the company. They were aware the guard had this condition upon him being employed. It even states his condition in the hiring package.

Asked By: Lady Tee - 7/30/2008
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Answered By: MrKnowItAll - 7/30/2008
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If the guard told them of his conmdition but also told them that it did not and would not affect his ability to do the job, and, it turned out that it does, they can eithet move him to a less sensitive job, or, if there are no such jobs available, they can let him go... More
Answered By: Gentle Giant - 7/30/2008
 
Yes, they can. It wouldn't be considered discrimination at all. Now, if this employee had never had any problems and had his epilepsy totally under control. He could seroiusly contest the termination. But the fact remains that when he does have seizures, it takes him off of work and they have to bring in someone to... More
Answered By: booties82 - 7/30/2008
 
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