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

Examples of nondiscrimination in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mission statements influenced decision-making in a way that at times counteracted companies' nondiscrimination policies. Fortune, "Mission Statements That Put Action Over Thought Lead to Discrimination Complaints, Study Finds," 18 Sep. 2019 Meyer’s original proposal for the board’s consideration Thursday was to include a nondiscrimination clause in all contracts between the Fair & Event Center and any vendors, sponsors or other organizations. Daily Pilot, "O.C. Fair Board may tighten nondiscrimination policies following complaint," 26 Sep. 2019 In 2016, Airbnb instituted a nondiscrimination statement that all guests and hosts must sign. NBC News, "Niche home-sharing sites opening doors for minorities," 4 Sep. 2019 While nondisabled people may not think of it this way, immigration, transportation, reproductive rights, affordable housing, employment nondiscrimination, LGBTQ rights, racial injustice, and criminal justice reform are also disability issues. S.e. Smith, Vox, "Not one 2020 candidate has a website that is accessible to the blind," 26 June 2019 Green Hill, a 175-resident continuing-care facility in West Orange, New Jersey, 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,, "Retirement communities turn their sights on a once-invisible group: LGBT seniors," 11 July 2018 His commitment to this topic resulted in the school establishing a nondiscrimination policy in 1985. Deanna Weniger, Twin Cities, "Richard Meacock, beloved Mounds Park Academy teacher, dies at 68," 7 Sep. 2019 In May, the Trump administration announced plans to roll back protections for transgender people under nondiscrimination laws. ProPublica, "When Transgender Travelers Walk Into Scanners, Invasive Searches Sometimes Wait on the Other Side," 26 Aug. 2019 Judges have upheld the state civil rights laws and the principle of nondiscrimination. David G. Savage,, "Supreme Court passes, for now, on a new wedding cake dispute," 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of nondiscrimination

1793, in the meaning defined above

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“Nondiscrimination.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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to constrict the range or activity of

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