Definition of employer in English:

employer

noun

  • A person or organization that employs people.

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

/ɪmˈplɔɪə//ɛmˈplɔɪə/