Definition of employer in English:

employer

noun

  • A person or organization that employs people.

    ‘the National Health Service was the largest employer in Europe’
    • ‘They feel that they have been let down by the Government, the employers and now by their own union.’
    • ‘The largest local employer is the state government.’
    • ‘In any free market employers are forced to compete for the services of their employees.’
    • ‘They're already the second largest private sector employer in the state of California.’
    • ‘Some private-sector employers who failed to comply with the law also complained that the timing was inappropriate.’
    • ‘The biggest single employer in the mid west region is to shed 150 jobs amid fears further cuts will follow.’
    • ‘A woman who was sacked after returning from maternity leave is suing her former employer for sex discrimination.’
    • ‘You can also sue your former employer for discrimination and other unfair practices that violate company policy.’
    • ‘The scheme finds employment opportunities for local residents by encouraging employers in the area to contact them first.’
    • ‘The act obliges employers to identify and safeguard against all risks to health and safety.’
    • ‘The embroidery industry is a major employer of female workers.’
    • ‘The laws that currently exist allow employers to pay their employees as they please.’
    • ‘The talks culminated in a meeting between the unions, the government and the employers ' federation the following week.’
    • ‘One of the town's biggest employers has folded, putting 195 people out of work.’
    • ‘Graduates were given 10 minutes to impress prospective employers.’
    • ‘The council has not yet prosecuted any employers for breaking child employment laws.’
    • ‘The car industry was a core employer of manufacturing labour, particularly the post-war influx of non-English-speaking migrant workers.’
    • ‘But he is finding it impossible to find an employer willing to take him on as an apprentice.’
    • ‘Federal law requires employers to make such information available to their workers upon request.’
    • ‘In May the government made employers responsible for checking the immigration status of their workers.’
    boss, manager, manageress, patron, proprietor, director, managing director, chief executive, principal, president, head man, head woman
    firm, company, business, organization, manufacturer
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Pronunciation

employer

/ɛmˈplɔɪə//ɪmˈplɔɪə/