We have written a lot about age discrimination, whether it is employers who use code words for “old” such as “long in the tooth,” or enforcement actions by the EEOC. In our posts, we have cautioned against employers using outdated stereotypes about older employees, the most common of which is the employer not
We like the term “‘language workaround” as meaning coded or “dog whistle” language when used specifically to obscure references to age. See our April 4th blog.
Now a reader has provided us a new one for use when referring to race.
Claudia D. Orr, an employment attorney in the Detroit area: