Which of the following is not a BFOQ?
A. A synagogue hiring a new rabbi requires that the rabbi be Jewish.
B. A lingerie catalog hires only female models.
C. A retail store in a predominantly Asian neighborhood advertises for Asian clerks.
D. A swimming club requires that the men’s changing room attendant be male.
Answer C – According to the EEOC, there are no special circumstances where race or color are a BFOQ.
Explanation: Option A is incorrect because Title VII specifically allows religious organizations to give preference to members of the religion. Options B and D are incorrect because Title VII specifically allows sex as a BFOQ if it is “reasonably necessary” for business operations.