Many of you know that easy child had a grand mal seizure and a craniotomy 3 yrs ago. He has been on anticonvulsants but has had no seizure activity. When he has time off, he will be weaned from the medications. He doesn't want to risk losing his driver's license if he does have a seizure. So he stays on them for now. Fast forward to present. easy child is working during his year off from school. He has progressed rapidly to the point of training new hires. He thought he should put in for a Family leave act. Someone foolishly told him it is a good thing to have if he ever needs to call off work.(doofus) His neurologist has always reinforced adequate sleep which he does. He applied for this under the condition that his medical information was private. The health service physician had to see him once the info became known. He spent 5 min. with easy child and told him that he will not be allowed to work any equipment or drive any company vehicles. easy child was shocked. He tried to explain that he has no limitation but the case was shut for this physician. The union steward encouraged easy child to find a position that he would like. Unfortunately there are no open positions. easy child brought a letter from the neurologist saying the easy child is safe and has no limitations. He was put of short term disability which was then turned down becauce easy child's neurologist denied that easy child was disabled. easy child is devastated and very shaken that his dream has been pulled out from under him. His job application asks if he has any conditions that would create limitations to work. Which he doesn't. He was foolish to apply for the family/leave act. He is just a 19yr old kid. He thought it was a safety net. He is starting to feel that the sympathy he was getting from his supervisors is being replaced with "nothing we can do" He is not sure what to do but he is starting to get very angry that he is being treated like he is disabled. If he were off his medications then he could work?!? Seems backwards to me. Wouldn't you think that a neurologist trumps a GP? We have talked to easy child to be prepared for the worst and hope for the best. He now has no income yet he has an apartment to pay for and groceries to buy. He has wanted to work here since he was three years old and has been an exemplary employee. I feel so bad for him but I don't really know how to guide him. Any thoughts? PS:He drives(10 hrs to get home) but he can't work an attraction that has an automatic stop.