The notion that the right thing to do is always fair or that fairness is always right is utterly false. Right and fair occasionally align, but assuming that they do in all cases is an incredibly limiting perspective.
The idea that anything right must also be fair is one of the many unfortunate by-products of what many have called the “disconnected state.” This state, where man is unacquainted with his inner self, creates a wrinkle in consciousness that causes him to turn on righteousness because he perceives it as not being fair.
There was a fabulous analogy recorded in the Book of Matthew in the King James version of the Bible that explains this well. (If you are not religious you would be wise to look past your prejudice so that the baby is not thrown out with the bath water. Similarly, if you are religiously-inclined or trained I recommend that you look at this in the light of a new understanding).
 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.
 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.
 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.
 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.
 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.
 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.
 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.
 And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,
 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.
 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?
 Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.
 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?
People will turn from doing the right thing because they perceive it not to be fair. Fairness, however, is a concept used in the disconnected state to divvy up what little goodness, joy and peace that manage to make their way through human beings into expression. Fairness often gets in the way of the right thing being done.
Many people have volunteered themselves to support the right thing only to turn away later when things don’t go the way they thought they would. They take offense, make all kinds of judgments, blame and turn on the boss-man, broadcast for sympathy to see who agrees with their view on the matter, take their ball and go home.
It is on this basis that man has more or less kept the gods he worships, the heavenly state he desires and the perfection he knows is possible in prison. Rather than yielding the fulness of his capacities of body, mind and heart to the magnification of all that is right and true he prefers to rule in a hell of his own creation.