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    Bona fide occupational qualification

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    The student asked the following question: When may an organization legally hire employees based upon "religion, sex, or national origin"? Provide an example of a job that would permit such a restriction (1 example for each of the three qualifications). This solution explains what a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) is, providing a reference. In about 270 words, the solution also provides an example of an actual BFOQ related to religion, sex and national origin. The solution provides actual work scenarios in which hiring may occur based on these typically protected classes.

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    Organizations may legally hire employees based on what are considered potential discriminatory factors of religion, sex and national origin only when doing so is a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) to perform the essential job functions.

    Many private, religious colleges and universities have as a recruiting requirement that employees must be of a certain religion - and often go so far ...

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    A bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) legally permits an employer to hire candidates based on what are typically protected classes for discrimination purposes. This solution is about 270 words and includes a reference. It provides three different examples where a BFOQ would be permitted, in the areas of religion, sex and national origin.