equal opportunity

equal opportunity
equal op·por·tu·ni·ty n often attrib: 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 in the important agencies section

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

equal opportunity
n.
A policy of treating employees equally and not discriminating on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, age, etc.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

equal opportunity
   1) n. a right supposedly guaranteed by both federal and many state laws against any discrimination in employment, education, housing or credit rights due to a person's race, color, sex (or sometimes sexual orientation), religion, national origin, age or handicap. A person who believes he/she has not been granted equal opportunity or has been outright sexually harassed or discriminated against may bring a lawsuit under federal and most state laws, or file a complaint with the federal Equal Opportunity Employment Commission or a state equal opportunity agency.
   2) adj. a term applied to employers, lenders and landlords, who advertise that they are "equal opportunity employers," subtly suggesting all others are not, even though they are required by law to be so.
   See also: affirmative action

Law dictionary. . 2013.

См. также в других словарях:

  • Equal opportunity — is a term which has differing definitions and there is no consensus as to the precise meaning. [Rabe, Johan. 2001. Equality, Affirmative Action, and Justice. Books on Demand. p. 83] Some use it as a descriptive term for an approach intended to… …   Wikipedia

  • equal opportunity — equal oppor tunity noun count or uncount a situation in which people have the same opportunities in life as other people, without being treated in an unfair way because of their race, sex, religion, or age: The company will continue to provide… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • equal-opportunity — [ē′kwəl äp΄ər to͞o′nə tē, ē′kwəl äp΄ərtyo͞o′nə tē] adj. 1. treating all employees and applicants for employment equally, without discriminating in terms of race, sex, religion, etc. 2. random or impartial in action or effect; not selective: often …   Universalium

  • equal-opportunity — [ē′kwəl äp΄ər to͞o′nə tē, ē′kwəl äp΄ərtyo͞o′nə tē] adj. 1. treating all employees and applicants for employment equally, without discriminating in terms of race, sex, religion, etc. 2. random or impartial in action or effect; not selective: often …   English World dictionary

  • equal opportunity — equal opportunity, adj. policies and practices in employment and other areas that do not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, mental or physical handicap, or national origin. * * * …   Universalium

  • equal opportunity — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms equal opportunity : singular equal opportunity plural equal opportunities a situation in which people have the same opportunities in life as other people, without being treated in an unfair way… …   English dictionary

  • equal opportunity — /ikwəl ɒpəˈtjunəti/ (say eekwuhl opuh tyoohnuhtee) noun 1. the situation or principle of providing the same opportunities, as in employment, education, etc., to everyone without regard to gender, ethnic background, age, physical disability, etc.… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • equal opportunity —    A right guaranteed under both federal and many state laws that outlaws any discrimination in employment, education or housing because of a person s race, color, sex (or sexual orientation), religion, national origin, age or disability. Anyone… …   Business law dictionary

  • equal opportunity — noun Equal opportunity is used before these nouns: ↑employer, ↑opportunity …   Collocations dictionary

  • equal-opportunity — adjective Targeting everyone indiscriminately. equal opportunity insulter …   Wiktionary


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