bona fide occupational qualification

noun

Legal Definition of bona fide occupational qualification

: 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 Act Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — compare disparate impact, disparate treatment

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“Bona fide occupational qualification.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/bona%20fide%20occupational%20qualification. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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