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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: affirmative action)

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) is a bi-partisan body of five members, appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, who act as the enforcer of employment anti-discrimination laws and chief promoter of equal employment opportunity in the US.
But remember that knee-jerk responses can cause serious harm, especially if you retaliate by making disparaging comments about complainants or make public your disapproval/consternation with their Equal Employment Opportunity activity.
LRP said the service is designed to supply the latest developments and case law in equal employment opportunity, employee relations, labor relations, classification and staffing, pay and benefits, and workers' compensation.
From 1999 through 2003, more than 403,000 charges were filed under all statutes with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; claimants were awarded $1.
Retrieved January 15, 2003 from the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Web site: http://www.
Disability rights advocates believe the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was strengthened by this ruling.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1801 L Street NW Washington, DC 20507 Voice: (800)669--4000 TTY: (800) 669--6820 TTY: (202)663--4494 URL: http://www.
In a decision that could have wider implications, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has ruled that it is illegal for health plans to exclude coverage of contraception, Catholic News Service reports.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of Francisco Gomez, a former Kmart employee.
To make matters worse, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC), the agency charged with enforcing the ADA, and the courts often disagree on the statute's meaning.
Overall, there were significant differences between white and minority members' perceptions of equal employment opportunity.
Does the company have an equal employment opportunity policy?

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