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 disability, or age

Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of equal opportunity employer was in 1963

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“Equal opportunity employer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equal%20opportunity%20employer. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition

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 disability, or age
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