While listening to Jeff Katz on 910kHzAM KNEW I heard there has been a decision by the 9th Circus court of legislation in favor of three men who had applied to become flight attendants for American Airlines. Apparently they were asked as part of the application process if they were HIV positive. All three said they were not. Through the process of the medical screening the doctors for American Airlines found out these three men were all prescribed to take anti-HIV drugs. Again the men were asked if they were HIV positive. This time they owned up to their lie and were dismissed.
As a result of their dismissal these men turned around and sued American Airlines for discrimination. So, now, not only does justice lose again to activist judges, but we also have three men who admittedly have HIV and are willing to lie during the application process to obtain a job in order to hide that fact. The HIV isn't the problem here. The fact that these men lied about their status on an official application for employment is the issue. The 9th Circuit's decision to force American Airlines to hire these men and to pay recompense for their discriminatory conduct just doesn't make sense. If you or I were to lie during the application process to get a job we'd be turned down without any indication of why, and if the employer found out about the lie after our being hired we'd be dismissed, again without requirement of a reason. These men have abused the fact there are judges in this country who have quite a bit of power and very little in the way of a check on that power. So, now, if I ever get denied a job and I know why I've been denied that job I'll just sue the employer. I know someone will give me what I want, even if what I want isn't right.