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Title 15Subtitle APart 8aSubpart E → §8a.550


Title 15: Commerce and Foreign Trade
PART 8a—NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Subpart E—Discrimination on the Basis of Sex in Employment in Education Programs or Activities Prohibited


§8a.550   Sex as a bona fide occupational qualification.

A recipient may take action otherwise prohibited by §§8a.500 through 8a.550 provided it is shown that sex is a bona fide occupational qualification for that action, such that consideration of sex with regard to such action is essential to successful operation of the employment function concerned. A recipient shall not take action pursuant to this section that is based upon alleged comparative employment characteristics or stereotyped characterizations of one or the other sex, or upon preference based on sex of the recipient, employees, students, or other persons, but nothing contained in this section shall prevent a recipient from considering an employee's sex in relation to employment in a locker room or toilet facility used only by members of one sex.



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