similarly situated

Definition of "similarly situated"
  1. Being alike in all relevant aspects for making a certain decision, often used in comparing individuals in discrimination claims or determining class action group members
How to use "similarly situated" in a sentence
  1. In her workplace discrimination suit, Jane argued she was treated differently than her similarly situated male colleagues.
  2. Only those similarly situated individuals who held a credit card during the fee dispute period can participate in the class action lawsuit.
  3. In his discrimination claim, Tom compared his performance reviews with those of similarly situated co-workers to prove he was unfairly treated.

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