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EOC Glossary

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Qualified Individual with a Disability
  An individual with a disability (see above) who is capable of performing a particular job, with or without reasonable accommodation to his or her disability.
Quid Pro Quo (Sexual Harassment)
  "This for that," ie. Demanding sexual favors in exchange for promotions, a raise or good grades.

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Bona-Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ)
  A defense allowing an employer to limit a particular job to members of one sex, religion, or national origin group. The courts have held that the statutory BFOQ provision in Title VII is a very narrow exception to the general prohibition against discrimination on the basis of those characteristics. In enforcing the Executive Order, OFCCP follows Title VII principles regarding the BFOQ exception. An employer claiming that sex is a BFOQ for a job must show that all or substantially all members of the excluded sex are incapable of performing the duties of the job and that failure to allow the exclusion would undermine the "essence" (i.e., the central purpose or mission) of the employer's business. Race cannot ever be a BFOQ for any job.
Physical & Mental Job Qualification Requirements
  Physical and mental standards that an employer requires a person performing or applying for a job to meet.