Case Note 16723 [2003] NZPrivCmr 11 – Man upset that employer disclosed epilepsy to other employees

A man had had epilepsy since childhood but, by taking medication, had not had a seizure for many years. His medication was changed and he subsequently had a seizure. His job required some driving and so he felt he must tell his employer about the recent seizure. He was certain that he told no-one else. As a result, his manager assigned a number of drivers to assist him, and each was told about the man’s epilepsy. The manager also gave this information to other managers in the company.

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