Quote from Psqrd
I used to work for a supervisor that had seizures...she told all those that would be working with her just in case she had one. She had ambulance and fire called because people didn't know what was happening. She said that she would come out of the seizure and have ambulance guys/gals and fire guys/gal all around her, then have to sign AMA for transport.
I agree with letting your co-workers know about it, just in case. This is especially true with complex partial seizures- sometimes those manifest as unusual behaviors; the people you work with need to know what your seizures look like and what to do for you if you have one. Most people think of seizures as big generalized seizures and don't know what a partial complex one may look like (and those vary from person to person).
I once worked with a nurse who was diabetic. Our manager knew but no one else. One evening she had a hypoglycemic episode. She acted drunk or drugged- giggly, walking unsteady, etc. No one knew what was going on. Finally someone called the manager- he told them she was hypoglycemic; with a little sugar, she was fine. Not letting her co-workers know was a bad idea- she could have been treated sooner. In her case, her sugar could have continued to drop until she was unconscious and could have dropped dangerously low because everyone around her thought she was taking drugs!
The other thing that is important is to not lie about the condition when you're hired. Most places can fire you if you state on your physical forms that you don't have a medical condition and later on they find out that you do- that's falsification.
The same thing goes for nursing school. Your instructors and classmates need to know what your seizures look like and what to do for you if you have one.