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equal opportunities employernoun [C]

uk   us   (abbreviation EOE, also equal opportunity employer) HR, LAW
a ​company or ​organization that understands and obeys its ​legalduty not to ​treatemployees or ​peopleapplying for ​jobsunfairly because of their race, religion, age, etc. Companies often ​state this in ​jobadvertisements: The Civil Service is an ​equalopportunitiesemployer.
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