Tag: Bona Fide Occupational Qualifications

Question: Can an employer advertise and hire for women-only in any kind of job? Answer: It is our understanding that employer gender preferences for certain positions are reviewed with some frequency by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and we have received questions on the ThinkHR Hotline from our clients about the available exceptions for gender-specific  employees most…

Question:  Is it acceptable for an employer to specify that an applicant must speak a certain language in addition to English in the job advertisement? Answer: If speaking a particular language is essential to successfully performing the job advertised, an employer may advertise the language requirement in the job posting. The Department of Labor provides…