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functions of a flight attendant/ticket agent. -The primary function of an airline is to transport customers, not to make a profit by attracting more male passengers through sex appeal. -The “essence” in the BFOQ refers to the services/job functions/tasks/ to the business, not its’ business goal to make profit.Takeaways:-As an emerging HR professional, this article brings out a great example a bona fide occupational qualification that does not meet the requirements under Title VII. Understanding what qualifies as a BFOQ is important to be able to understand as misclassifying can cause a violation of discrimination.
Griggs vs. Duke PowerFacts:-Duke Power Co.’s policy requires that new hires have a high school diploma and be able to pass 2 intelligence tests in order to work in any department besides the labor department.-Transferees from labor/coal department with no high school diploma, had to pass both tests to transfer to another department. -The high school diploma and intelligence test requirements did not apply to white employees that were already grandfathered in. -A class action was filed against Duke Power Co. on behalf of black employees challengingthe employers new hire/transfer policy, claiming that has an effect of disqualifying blacksmore than white employees.