I discovered I have epilepsy while working at my previous job because I got an attack at the office. I had a 1-year contract there and didn't get an additional or permanent contract there, they didn't mention my medical situation as the reason. In general I've had problems keeping a job for a long time with most jobs lasting only about a year. So it took me quite some effort to find my current job, which I've had for about a year and 6 months.
I told my employer of my medical situation after I got an attack during a meeting and had to explain my absence, although it's unlikely that anyone saw me disappear.
I work as a software developer and recently I've had weird errors where my system wasn't working and I needed help from colleagues to repair my system. The error was a random
/ in a configuration file, that's going to break almost any configuration file. My employer has called me for a Teams meeting about this issue before, to remind me that I shouldn't be making any experimental changes to my system and I shouldn't have any non-work software installed. Since then I've gone back and checked, I did have some games installed that I played while visiting a colleague, so I uninstalled those. After an attack my headset and mouse are usually on the ground and my chair is toppled. But it seems unlikely that I open some kind of file deep inside the folder structure and make an edit to it. Anyway the situation is looking quite bad as this latest bizarre configuration error looks like it must have been made on purpose.
So it looks like an escalation, as the employer first just called me and now he's asking the Human Resources Manager to organize a meeting to discuss this issue next week.
I'm a very private person and my default situation is to say nothing unless I must. Although I realize this might not be a good idea when dealing with work. And the upcoming meeting is looking like a bad sign. In addition I've had at least one epileptic attack every week in the last weeks and/or memory loss. So I suspect the attacks might be causing problems with my work.
Should I inform the HRM or direct manager every time I have an attack or decide to take a rest in order to avoid one (some times attacks are preceded with dizziness)? I feel like this is a weak excuse, the work is either getting done or it's not. How does it help me to have this explanation?