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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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Incoming Equal Opportunities Chair Raul Arencibia agreed with that distinction, but was quick to add: "Naturally, there will be overlap.
More than 23 public and private schools have implemented the awareness kit so far, and the assessment results indicate high level of student awareness about the concepts of equal opportunities and the role of woman in the society.
She hailed His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa for approving the establishment of a special unit at the Social Development Ministry to promote equal opportunities.
The Equal Opportunities and Non-discrimination Unit of the Personnel and Administration Directorate-General is specifically charged with monitoring and drawing up the Commission's equal opportunities policy.
"It is encouraging that the issue of equal opportunities and women's participation at key power and decision-making centres is being re-tabled for discussion with Ursula von der Leyen's election as the next European Commission President.
She added the award aims principally to benchmark and highlight the national women empowerment efforts, ensure sustainability of gender balance, promote the culture of "equal opportunities", exchange experiences and encourage innovation in mapping out policies to boost women's participation and integrate their needs.
In a statement issued here on Friday, Zawar Hussain Warriach said that new local bodies system will provide equal opportunities of development to all the areas of the province besides equal distribution of resources.
The National Council of Peers for Equality and Equal Opportunities between Women and Men was established by Government Decree No.
Unfortunately, as he said, there are strong political forces in BiH that are opposed to building a society of equal opportunities for all citizens.
Kendrapara (Odisha), [India] Dec 14 ( ANI ): Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday cited a letter received by a differently-abled youth, to point out BJD government's 'inability' to provide equal opportunities and employment to the differently-abled people.
Girl students seek equal opportunities in every sector

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