BONA FIDE OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATION (BFOQ)

n. a criteria which most employers follow in hiring and recruitment. This is based on the personal characteristics which certify work performance and qualify a person for the job. See Discrimination in Employment Act- also Americans with Disabilities Act.

BONA FIDE OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATION (BFOQ): "Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ) shifts the focus more towards those personal attitudes and skills which may not often be considered but which are, in fact, critical to the job."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BONA FIDE OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATION (BFOQ)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/bona-fide-occupational-qualification-bfoq/ (accessed July 12, 2020).
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