Definition of employer in English:

employer

noun

  • A person or organization that employs people:

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