In Philadelphia, was Andrew Beckett justified or unjustified in making the decision to conceal his sexual orientation and AIDS from his colleagues?

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The issue of privacy becomes a central issue in Beckett's claim against the law firm.  His contention was that part of his rationale behind not divulging his sexual identity and his contraction of AIDS was due to the atmosphere of intolerance that was present in the firm.  Beckett points to homophobic comments made in the sauna as well as the exclusive climate that made him feel fundamentally uncomfortable in sharing his private life with the members of the firm.  Given the hostility...

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