I'm completing an equal opportunities form as part of a job application and not sure what to put.
The legal definition under the Equality Act 2010 is: 'a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ (over 12 months) negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.'
This includes situations where the condition is controlled by medication, but if you were to stop taking the medication the above definition would be fulfilled.
My asthma is effectively controlled by medication, but I know if I were to stop taking it I would soon be unable to do simple things like climb stairs, and do have occasional exacerbations e.g. easily get chest infections. This has been the case since the age of six when I was diagnosed. Am I therefore able to consider myself disabled for the purposes of an equal opportunities questionnaire?