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Absence of discrimination, as in the workplace, based on race, color, age, gender, national origin, religion, or mental or physical disability.
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(Industrial Relations & HR Terms)
a. the offering of employment, pay, or promotion equally to all, without discrimination as to sex, race, colour, disability, etc
b. (as modifier): our equal-opportunity policy; an equal-opportunities employer.
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policies and practices, esp. in employment, that bar discrimination based on race, color, age, sex, religion, mental or physical handicap, or national origin.
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|Noun||1.||equal opportunity - the right to equivalent opportunities for employment regardless of race or color or sex or national origin|
civil right - right or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments and subsequent acts of Congress including the right to legal and social and economic equality
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