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bona fide occupational qualification

From Longman Business Dictionarybona fide occupational qualificationˌbona fide occuˌpational qualifiˈcation abbreviation BFOQ noun [countable, uncountable] American EnglishLAWHUMAN RESOURCES a legally acceptable reason for employing someone from a particular group, because no one else can do that jobIf an employer can prove that a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) applies, the employer is not breaking the laws against discrimination.
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