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English definition of “bona fide occupational qualification”

bona fide occupational qualification

noun [C]     (abbreviation BFOQ) HR, LAW
a reason employers in the US can give for employing someone from a particular religious , age , etc. group if they can prove that people who do not belong to that group would not be suitable for the job : Being female is not a bona fide occupational qualification for the job of flight cabin attendant .
(Definition of bona fide occupational qualification noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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