This is for anyone out there who has / is / may in future suffer from discrimination due to their condition as we have seen some rather unpleasant examples of this week.
Narcolepsy is a disability & therefore a “protected characteristic” as defined by The Equality Act 2010.
It is against the law to discriminate against anyone because of their disability.
The following is an example of how you can discriminate against someone with a disability, social media being a good example.
“harassment – unwanted behaviour linked to a protected characteristic that violates someone’s dignity or creates an offensive environment for them”.
Some may feel it is their right to voice their opinion but if they do, you may ask them to consider whether a short, polite apology would be more appropriate.