equal opportunity employer

noun

Definition of equal opportunity employer

: 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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Recent Examples on the Web But mental illness is an equal opportunity employer. Sara Gaynes Levy, Vogue, "Why Gisele Bündchen’s Honest Conversation About Suicide Is So Important Now," 26 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of equal opportunity employer

1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Equal opportunity employer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equal%20opportunity%20employer. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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equal opportunity employer

noun

Legal Definition of equal opportunity employer

: 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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