Genuine Occupational Requirement
Genuine Occupational Requirement - (adjective + noun)
If an employer can prove there is a genuine occupational requirement, he or she can discriminate on the grounds of sex, race, religion, age, or sexual orientation when making decisions of recruitment, transfer, training, or dismissal of staff.
Source: Adapted from the Free Dictionary
Example of Use: As the work involved cleaning the women’s restrooms, the employer argued that it was a genuine occupational requirement that the staff be female.