Good faith


Good faith

Good faith, or in Latin "bona fide", is the mental and moral state of honesty, conviction as to the truth or falsehood of a proposition or body of opinion, or as to the rectitude or depravity of a line of conduct, even if the conviction is objectively unfounded. This concept is important in law, especially equitable matters. [cite web|accessdate=2008-03-03|url=http://dictionary.law.com/default2.asp?selected=819&bold=|title=good faith |publisher=Law.com ]

In contemporary English, "bona fides" is sometimes used as a synonym for credentials, background, or documentation of a person's identity. "Show me your bona fides" can mean: "Why should I trust you (your good faith in this matter)? Tell me who you are." In this sense, the phrase is sometimes used in job advertisements, and should not be confused with the bona fide occupational qualifications or the employer's good faith effort, as described below. [cite web|accessdate=2008-03-03|url=http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/good%20word|title= good word |publisher=Thesaurus.com ]

Good faith effort

U.S. Federal and state government are required to look for disabled,minority, and veteran business enterprises when bidding public jobs. An employer's good faith effort is used as an evaluation tool by the jurisdiction during the annual program review process to determine an employer's level of commitment to the reduction goals of the CTR Law.Fact|date=June 2008

ee also

*Bad faith
*Utmost good faith
*Bona fide occupational qualifications

References

External links

* [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06642a.htm "Catholic Encyclopedia" "Good Faith"]
* [http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/oe/dbe/gfe-help.pdf#xml=http://dap1.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/texis/webinator/search/pdfhi.txt?query=good+faith&db=db&pr=www&prox=page&rorder=500&rprox=500&rdfreq=500&rwfreq=500&rlead=500&sufs=0&order=r&cq=&id=462b20f77 "Good Faith Effort with California Department of Transportation"]
* [http://www.compliancenews.com "Compliance News" A publication that handles the Good Faith Effort in various states]


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