Why is workplace discrimination against people with AIDS such an important issue?
Workplace discrimination against people with AIDS is an important issue both for those who suffer from the disease and for society as a whole.
For those who suffer from AIDS, this is important because it affects their ability to make a living. AIDS patients are already in a bad situation and denying them the chance to work makes their lives more difficult still. For our society as a whole, all sorts of discrimination are problematic. Whenever we discriminate against anyone, we reduce the level of justice in our society. Therefore, discrimination against people with AIDS harms our society as a whole, even if that harm is much less tangible way than the harm done to the victims of the discrimination.