to four times every month for three to four days at a time.
The district court found that this evidence was insufficient to establish that Carmona was substantially limited in the major life activity of walking for both factual and legal reasons. Southwest echoes these arguments on appeal. We will examine the factual reasons first.
The district court reasoned that Carmona had undermined his own factual evidence of disability by testifying that (1) he had not declared himself disabled when he applied to work for Southwest in 1991, (2) his symptoms were mostly on his skin, (3) his symptoms were eased by medication, (4) he was able to ride his bike, shop, cook, walk, stand, and perform other tasks, and (5) after his termination, he went to work for Jet Blue and Dillard’s without missing any scheduled work. We must view the evidence in the light most favorable to Carmona while evaluating these arguments. See Palasota, 342 F.3d at 574.
Arguments (1) and (2) are flawed, because they fail to distinguish between Carmona’s psoriasis and his psoriatic arthritis. Carmona never alleged that his psoriasis impaired his ability to walk. Carmona had psoriasis when he went to work for Southwest in 1991, but he did not develop psoriatic arthritis until 1998. Therefore, there was no reason for him to disclose that he was disabled when he applied for his job with Southwest in 1991. Similarly, when Carmona testified that his symptoms of psoriasis were “mostly on the skin,” he was describing the symptoms of his psoriasis, not his psoriatic arthritis.
As to Argument (3), it does not necessarily follow from the fact that Carmona’s symptoms were “eased” by taking medication that he was no longer substantially limited in his ability to walk. The jury rationally could have concluded that, even with his medication, Carmona was still