On the other hand, Ron has made a firm ground to support Paul to be employed by the senior management of the company. However, he is not encouraged to argue with the management over this subject with his subjective and over optimistic attitude. Since the foundation customers of the company are those from Deep South, it becomes more practical to consider of their conservative sensitivity in homosexual issue. The company might lose some of the customers if they do not handle this problem in a correct way. Instead of focusing his attention to Paul, he should try to look out for another compatible candidate who can perform progressively as well. The continuous disagreement with Sam, Patrick and Martin will only affect the reputation and the good working philosophy of the company.
Nevertheless, I strongly disagree to the statement that not to hire Paul is an ethical decision. From the unethical acts shown by the senior management, it is very obvious that discrimination has occurred. Furthermore, the assumption of the homosexuality of Paul is unreasonable in the process of hiring. To exhibit prejudice because a person is HIV affected, though that person presents no risk, is irrational and morally wrong. Another form of unethical act to stereotyping the sexual orientation of Paul is not tolerable as well in the context of business.