EMPLOYER DISCRIMINATION; DEFENSES – Offensive Personal Characteristics

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505.07000 – Offensive Personal Characteristics

Even if charging party's technical skills, experience, education, flexibility and dependability had been far superior to the other candidate, the employer could legitimately have rejected charging party based solely upon his lack of interpersonal skills and his erratic and abusive behavior. An applicant has no right to expect that a history of abusive behavior will be disregarded simply because the offensive behavior may have, on occasion, occurred in pursuit of legitimate and possibly protected issues; p. 30, proposed dec.