Definition of employee noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

employee

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɪmˈplɔɪiː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈplɔɪiː//
 
Pay and conditions at work
 
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a person who is paid to work for somebody The firm has over 500 employees. government employees employee rights/relations See related entries: Pay and conditions at workExtra examples Freelance workers do not enjoy the benefits of employee status. In addition to a competitive salary, the company offers attractive employee benefits. Maintaining a diverse employee base requires ongoing commitment. The company has only 60 employees. The company has worked to attract older employees. The company made hundreds of employees redundant. The retail industry loses $13 billion annually to employee theft. The value of state employee pension plans has plunged over the past three years. We have around 100 full-time employees. Why do my employees keep quitting? a civilian employee of the Army a disgruntled employee seeking revenge a fair reason for dismissing an employee an employee who sued for unpaid overtime employees who can perform comfortably in a highly diverse work environment employees who work more than 20 hours per week the company’s battle to recruit and retain employees She has campaigned for employee rights over the last 25 years.
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