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English definition of “equal opportunities”

equal opportunities

noun [plural]
 
 
(also equal opportunity) HR, LAW, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
the idea that men and women, people of different races, religions, etc. should all be treated fairly and have the same opportunities, especially relating to employment: A spokesman for the trust said: 'We are fully committed to equal opportunities'. Our aim is to ensure equal opportunities for all. The company is proud of its record in promoting equal opportunities in the workplace. equal opportunities policy/law/legislation
(Definition of equal opportunities from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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