equal opportunity employer
noun Date: 1963 an employer who agrees not to discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age

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  • equal opportunity employer — n: an employer who agrees not to discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • equal-opportunity employer — An employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability. Employers typically claim to be equal opportunity employers in job advertisements or postings (sometimes using the… …   Law dictionary

  • equal opportunity employer — noun : an employer who agrees not to discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental handicap, or veteran status * * * equal opportunity employer (US) (or Brit equal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • equal opportunities employer — UK US noun [C] (ABBREVIATION EOE, also equal opportunity employer) HR, LAW ► a company or organization that understands and obeys its legal duty not to treat employees or people applying for jobs unfairly because of their race, religion, age, etc …   Financial and business terms

  • Equal opportunity — is a term which has differing definitions and there is no consensus as to the precise meaning. [Rabe, Johan. 2001. Equality, Affirmative Action, and Justice. Books on Demand. p. 83] Some use it as a descriptive term for an approach intended to… …   Wikipedia

  • equal opportunity — /ikwəl ɒpəˈtjunəti/ (say eekwuhl opuh tyoohnuhtee) noun 1. the situation or principle of providing the same opportunities, as in employment, education, etc., to everyone without regard to gender, ethnic background, age, physical disability, etc.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • equal opportunity — noun Equal opportunity is used before these nouns: ↑employer, ↑opportunity …   Collocations dictionary

  • opportunity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ ample, considerable, plenty of ▪ We ll have plenty of opportunity to talk later. ▪ limited, little, not much ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • employer — n. an equal opportunities (BE), equal opportunity employer * * * [ɪm plɔɪə] equal opportunity employer an equal opportunities (BE) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • equal — 1 adjective 1 SAME the same in size, value, amount, number etc as something else: Jennifer cut the cake into six equal pieces. (+ to): A pound is roughly equal to 500 grams. | of equal power/strength/weight: Choose two stones of roughly equal… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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