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bona fide occupational qualification

noun

Legal Definition of bona fide occupational qualification

  1. :  a requirement (as relating to sex, religion, national origin, or age) for a particular job that does not violate the constitutional bans on discrimination — see also Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Age Discrimination in Employment ActEqual Employment Opportunity Commission — compare disparate impact, disparate treatment


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