nondiscrimination

noun
non·​dis·​crim·​i·​na·​tion | \ ˌnän-dis-ˌkri-mə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce nondiscrimination (audio) \

Definition of nondiscrimination

: the absence or avoidance of discrimination … officially affirming a federal government policy of nondiscrimination in employment.— Benjamin Quarles … passed nondiscrimination ordinances protecting transsexuals in schools, jobs and housing.— David E. Thigpen

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Green Hill, a 175-resident continuing-care facility in West Orange, N.J., that received SAGECare certification two years ago, has a section on its website devoted to LGBT issues and a nondiscrimination notice in the lobby. Tara Bahrampour, Washington Post, "Retirement communities turn their sights on a once-invisible group: LGBT seniors," 8 July 2018 According to the Lawfare Project, which challenged the city council's motion, court said that this policy of boycotting Israel was in breach of constitutional civil rights and freedoms of nondiscrimination and equality before the law. Jewish Journal, "Spanish high court rules anti-Israel boycott is unconstitutional," 3 July 2018 The Becket Fund responded that the Obama administration did not limit the application of its nondiscrimination rule to adults. NBC News, "Struggle for transgender rights shifts to health care," 30 Apr. 2018 The Becket Fund responded that the Obama administration did not limit the application of its nondiscrimination rule to adults. NBC News, "Struggle for transgender rights shifts to health care," 30 Apr. 2018 The Becket Fund responded that the Obama administration did not limit the application of its nondiscrimination rule to adults. Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, chicagotribune.com, "Health care is new front for transgender rights under Trump," 29 Apr. 2018 DeAngelis said the company’s formal diversity training helps cement employees’ understanding of CVS policies and commitment to nondiscrimination and diversity. Rachel Siegel, The Seattle Times, "Chicago CVS employees call 911 on black woman trying to use a coupon," 16 July 2018 In Massachusetts, voters passed a referendum to maintain a 2016 law that extends nondiscrimination protections to transgender people. Bree Newsome, SELF, "The 2018 Midterm Elections Proved That Change Must Happen from the Ground Up," 15 Nov. 2018 The new law also barred local governments from enacting new nondiscrimination ordinances for workplaces, hotels and restaurants until December 2020. Jonathan Drew, The Seattle Times, "Court: Fight can proceed over ‘bathroom bill’ replacement," 1 Oct. 2018

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1793, in the meaning defined above

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