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Re: How to reject an applicant if I do not like him?
by MrDan (Georgia)
on July 10, 2012 @16:26
You can legally discriminate, because 'aggressive, demanding, assuming, and condescending...' is not a protective class. You can turn him down because of his aggressive demenor and behavoir, as you would turn down all others that show to be aggressive, demanding, assuming, and condescending...
You could turn him down because he wore blue socks as long as you turned down everyone because they wore blue socks.
You could turn him down becaused he smokes as long as you turned down everyone because they smoke.
You could turn him down because he is bald as long as you turn down everyone who is bald.
The point is, as long as it is part of your rental criteria and does not violate any discrimination laws against a protected class, then you can turn him down because he is aggressive, demanding, assuming, and condescending... and you would turn down anyone who is also.
If pressed for a reason, just reply you did not approve of his demenor and behavoir and that is part of your rental criteria that you apply to all applicants. You owe no one any details. So feel free to turn him down because you do not rent to anyone who is aggressive, demanding, assuming, and condescending... that is part of your rental criteria.
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