EEOC Updates ADA Disability Guidance for Individuals with Epilepsy and Diabetes

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is the U.S. Agency responsible for administering several anti-discrimination statutes, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendments Act of 2008 prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals who have impairments that substantially limit a major life activity, have a record of a substantially limiting impairment, or are regarded as having a disability.

Within its administrative functions, the EEOC issues regulations and guidance documentation to assist employers in complying with the ADA.  Recently, the EEOC has updated its guidance on two particular disorders, Epilepsy and Diabetes, that are prevalent but not always apparent to the employer.

The full text of the EEOC guidance is linked below:

Q&A about Diabetes

Q&A about Epilepsy