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bona fide occupational qualification

A factor used to determine whether a person can be employed1 in an position based on a parameter (e.g., the person’s sex) that might otherwise be viewed as discriminatory—e.g., the hiring by an airline of a female for the position of flight attendant is not acceptable either because the company assumes that females are more caring and effective in soothing passengers, or because the airline wishes to project a more “attractive” image, whereas on the other hand, a person’s sex can be viewed as a BFOQ in some certain situations, such as hiring male guards over female guards in an understaffed high-security male prison which has a high number of sex offenders.
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There are many things of this nature which are bona fide occupational qualifications, and it seems to me they would be properly considered here as an exception.
Sex as a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification for Stewardesses: Statement of United Air Lines.
Flight Cabin Attendant: Opinion that Sex is Not a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification for Position.
Thus, in a follow-up letter to the EEOC, dated March 25, 1966, Northwest Airlines--later joined by the Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the umbrella advocacy group for all commercial airlines--officially requested a written interpretation, accompanied by hearings, on the question of whether "sex is a bona fide occupational qualification for the position of airline stewardess.
If this Commission should declare sex to be a bona fide occupational qualification as requested by the carriers for the position of flight attendant, it would put TWU's fight against discrimination on account of sex back to the frustrating days when the fight began and it would undo all the progress that has been made thus far in eliminating such discrimination.
In a 3-1 decision, the EEOC Commissioners ruled as a result of the September 1967 hearings that female sex was not a bona fide occupational qualification for the job of flight attendant.
I have often found that students do not clearly understand the concept of Bona Fide Occupational Qualifications, without seeing specific examples of BFOQs.
This case examines the Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ) exception in discrimination cases.
The primary subject matter of this case concerns human resource management, particularly the issues of discrimination, and the Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ) exception to Title VII of the civil rights act and the Age Discrimination in employment act.
She provides an overview of human rights rulings and discusses three fundamental concepts in human tights law: the duty to accommodate, bona fide occupational qualifications, and the distinction between direct and indirect discrimination.
The name given to this clause was Bona Fide Occupational Qualifications (BFOQ).