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English definition of “equal opportunities employer”

equal opportunities employer

noun [C]
 
 
(abbreviation EOE, also equal opportunity employer) HR, LAW
a company or organization that understands and obeys its legal duty not to treat employees or people applying for jobs unfairly because of their race, religion, age, etc. Companies often state this in job advertisements: The Civil Service is an equal opportunities employer.
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