(ē′kwəl äp′ər to̵̅o̅′nə tē, -tyo̵̅o̅′-)
- treating all employees and applicants for employment equally, without discriminating in terms of race, sex, religion, etc.
- random or impartial in action or effect; not selective: often used humorously or ironically: an equal-opportunity disease
See equal-opportunity in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Absence of discrimination, as in the workplace, based on race, color, age, gender, national origin, religion, or mental or physical disability: “The issue of equal opportunity . . . posed particular problems” (Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.)
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