genuine occupational qualification
For some jobs, the race or sex of the required employee may be a genuine occupational qualification (GOQ) thus justifying discrimination as to who is recruited for a position. The legally permitted sex-related GOQ under section 7 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 include those which involve physiological requirements, considerations as to decency or privacy, living-in, single-sex establishments, welfare services and where there are legal restraints on employing women and working abroad. As to race, the permitted GOQ under section 5 of the Race Relations Act 1976 include where a particular racial origin is necessary for dramatic performance, cultural authenticity, work in ethnic restaurants and the provisions of welfare services.

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genuine occupational qualification
genuine occupational qualification or requirement
A defence to certain discrimination claims, where it is possible to show that a particular characteristic (for example, a specific race) is necessary for the job. It does not apply to disability discrimination claims.

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