I was able to find the following on the internet. I hope
it helps you come to a decision about hiring the young man. He
sounds like a great addition to your team.
This applies to people in the UK only. If you live
outside the UK, then more about epilepsy and employment
where you are will be available from your local epilepsy
organisation. You may be very familiar with the Disability
Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) but may not know that people with
epilepsy, or a history of epilepsy, are covered. This applies even
if they are not currently having seizures or taking medication.
Under the DDA it is illegal to discriminate against disabled people.
Discrimination can occur if: a disabled person is treated less
favourably than someone else; and the treatment is for a reason
relating to the person’s disability; andthis treatment cannot be
justified. As an employer, this means that you must not treat
someone with epilepsy less favourably than another person, unless
you can justify the reason for doing so. The only exception to this
would be if there were health and safety reasons for the less
The advice here is very general. For more specific advice, contact
the Epilepsy Helpline, freephone 0808 800 5050
From the Mayo Clinic in the United States:
The primary treatment options for patients with epilepsy are
medications, surgery and vagus nerve stimulation. The same treatment
does not work for every patient because the type and severity of
epilepsy varies.For many patients, medication taken regularly and as
prescribed will prevent seizures. When medications fail to control
or substantially reduce the frequency of seizures, brain surgery may
be recommended. The ketogenic diet helps some children and adults
with epilepsy. Investigational treatments (treatments being tested in
clinical trials to determine their effectiveness) may be an option
for eligible patients.