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Unformatted text preview: Bona Fide Occupational Qualifications (BFOQ) is a defense to employment discrimination when the employees gender is essential to the job. BFOQ is defined as identifiable characteristics reasonably necessary to the normal operation of a particular business. These characteristics can include gender, national origin, and religion, but it may not include race. In the case of Milwaukee County Juvenile Detention Center there was a valid defense of BFOQ. This policy was put into place to protect the juvenile detainees as well as the county, but it could also protect the officers within those units from the temptations of sexual abuse or from being falsely accused of such. BFOQ Page 3 of 3 References: Miller, R. L., & Jentz, G. A. (2008). Fundamentals of business law part I. Mason, OH: Cengage Learning....
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