Esra doesn’t consider herself disabled because she doesn’t receive disability benefits and she is physically healthy.
Esra has been living with an anxiety disorder for the past 3 years. Because of this, it takes her a longer time to do things like get up in the morning, dress herself for the day and do the shopping. She takes medication to control the symptoms.
Esra would be protected by the Equality Act because she has:
- a mental impairment – an anxiety disorder
- it is long term – she has had it for the past 3 years
- it has a substantial effect on her daily life – her mental health has a major effect on her daily life when you ignore the effect of her medication
- it has an adverse effect – her mental health problem makes things more difficult for her.