<html> <head> <title>Rule 20:03:09:02 Sex as a bona fide occupational qualification.</title> <META NAME="Keywords" Content="Administrative Rules 20:03:09:02"> <META NAME="Description" Content="Administrative Rules 20:03:09:02 Sex as a bona fide occupational qualification."> <meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Office HTML Filter 2.0"> <meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"> <meta name=Originator content="Microsoft Word 10"> <style> <!-- --> </style> </head> <body lang=EN-US> <div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>20:03:09:02.&nbsp;&nbsp;Sex as a bona fide occupational qualification.</b> Bona fide occupational qualification exceptions shall be interpreted narrowly.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The refusal to hire an individual based on stereotyped characteristics of the sexes or because of the preferences of coworkers, the employer, or clients or customers are not bona fide occupational qualification exceptions. Sex is considered to be a bona fide occupational qualification if it is necessary for the purpose of authenticity or genuineness.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>Source:</b> SL 1975, ch 16, &nbsp;1; 12 SDR 151, 12 SDR 155, effective July 1, 1986.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>General Authority:</b>SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=20-13-27">20-13-27.</A></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>Law Implemented:</b>SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=20-13-1">20-13-1(14)</A>, <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=20-13-10">20-13-10.</A></p> </div> </body> </html>