What Is A Bona Fide Occupational Qualification Defense To A Discrimination Claim?

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Under Title VII, an employer can select employees on the basis of religion, sex or national origin in those instances in which it is a bona fide occupational qualification, reasonably necessary to the normal operation of the business. Because this qualification is narrowly construed, it is not often used as a defense in Title VII cases.

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