equal opportunity


: not discriminating against people because of their race, religion, etc.
an equal opportunity employer

Examples of equal opportunity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So guys are going to have to get in the gym and really make a decision because equal opportunity doesn’t exist. oregonlive, 23 Mar. 2023 The wild pigs chow down on virtually anything—destroying crops or landscapes at equal opportunity, and ruining habitats for native species—and have no problem using their sharp tusks and brute strength to drive out any animals in their way. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 21 Mar. 2023 China resolutely picked no side and positioned itself as an equal opportunity consumer of hydrocarbons from the Persian Gulf kingdoms, Iraq and Iran. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2023 Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks said both counties deserve an equal opportunity for federal investment. Brian Witte, Baltimore Sun, 8 Mar. 2023 This means taking steps to ensure that hiring practices are fair and consistent and that everyone has an equal opportunity to advance in their career. Jennifer Carrasco, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2023 Reporters Jessica Guynn and Jayme Fraser, along with fellow journalists at USA TODAY, use federal workforce reports, census data, corporate filings and other records to document the slow progress toward equal opportunity in the S&P 100. Jessica Guynn, USA Today, 16 Feb. 2023

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“Equal opportunity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equal%20opportunity. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Legal Definition

equal opportunity

often attributive
: freedom from discrimination (as in employment) on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, or sometimes sexual orientation see also Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
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