Welcome to the second installment of our new Sunday blog series, Legalese From A to Z.
As part of this continuing series, we'll be taking a closer look at legal terminology that may be unfamiliar to non-lawyers. We started last week with the letter "A," so today we take on five legal terms that begin with the letter "B":
- BFOQ. BFOQ is short for "bona fide occupational qualification" which, in the workplace-discrimination context, may allow an employer to discriminate when there is a legitimate reason for the discrimination. For example, a childcare business looking for a wet nurse would be able to discriminate against men, as being able to breastfeed would be considered a BFOQ for that particular job.