I was diagnosed with epilepsy 3 years ago and it is completely under control through medication. I’m not yet ready to start applying to jobs in my area… I’m just checking up on other languages I need to get familiar with while learning JS.
However, I’ve been following one company off and on for a while now. Today I decided to just look at the available positions and they have a preemptive application form set up next to the job description.
Scrolling through, I noticed they asked if the applicant wants to optionally disclose things like gender, military status (which I anticipated) but also anything that qualifies as a disability according to the federal government. They listed about 30-40 different things that qualify and epilepsy is one of them.
The company seems to be small, less than 50 employees if I had to guess. So I’m thinking it could potentially be an incentive (taxes or something) to hire me or someone else with a verifiable disability?
But at the same time, I don’t want to give them any extra reasons not to hire me.
Anyone have experience with this and can share their experience?