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I was recently terminated from my job for having epilepsy. I have had the job for 4 1/2 months now, but they are telling me that because I have epilepsy, I cannot do the job. I asked Why?... I was explained that I could hurt myself or someone else if I were to have a seisure on the job. I run a 2000 LB Forge Press.This is a UAW Union shop and I had thought that if I could physically do the job, but was not allowed to operate the machine due to liability, the Union would be forced to either move me to another position or accomidate my handicap? I am a athletic 27 year old Hockey player and dirt bike rider with fortunately no physical limitations. I now have NO job and NO insurance.... and am not sure exactly what my Family and I are going to do...how the hell is this doing me any good or making any sence? At least before I was getting an income. I should not have to work for min wage just because I am epileptic! Why am I treated differently from a insulin taking Diabetic, or any other prescription taking employee? If anyone has any info they can help me understand all of this confusion with I have WIDE open ears!