Epileptic Worker Sues: Says Bosses Called His Seizure 'Break Dancing,' Then Fired Him

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epileptic worker sues

A janitor with epilepsy is suing his former employer in Mississippi for violating federal law after he was fired for having an epileptic seizure while working, according to a lawsuit filed earlier this week in federal court.

Michael A. Hernandez was working for Harrison County as a floor technician in July 2009 when he had an epileptic seizure at a county run retirement home. Following treatment at local hospital, Hernandez returned to work the next day only to be fired, say the documents, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.