business (attributive noun, busi-ness, /ˈbɪznɪs/) necessity (noun, ne-ces-si-ty, /nəˈsesət̬i/)
Definition: is a legal business concept, which is prevalently used to justify the employer’s actions and decisions to implement the employment criteria that may affect a particular group disproportionately. This concept is based on the assumption that a company or a business has the legitimate reason and the right to do so because of the needs of the company. Despite the fact that almost any hiring criterion will affect some groups one way or the other, companies tend to employ the business necessity hiring criterion in order to achieve their objectives and to keep the business operating efficiently.
Synonyms and related terms: business purpose, business logistics, public necessity, strategic business plan, employment, disparate impact, adverse impact, equal employment opportunity
In a Sentence:
This examination is fully job-related and completely consistent to business necessity.
One of the interviewers noted that there was absolutely no business necessity for the test.
The trend of hiring people straight out of college is driven by business necessity. In the current situation, we require talented and creative employees more than the experienced ones.