Okay, so legally, age discrimination isn’t illegal unless you are discriminating against people who are over the practically dead age of 40. (At least from a federal perspective – some US states prohibit age discrimination from 18.)
However, discrimination is happening frequently to the youngest members of the workforce – Gen Z.
A survey conducted by Intelligent.com in December 2023 found that many employers are steering clear of Gen Z employees.
If you ask me, I think the goal is to show how awful Gen Z is, and instead, it demonstrates three things to me:
- Every generation thinks the next generation is lazy and awful.
- If all laziness and awfulness of Gen Z is true, boy, Gen X, and Baby Boomers are bad parents.
- There is something wrong with our universities.
To keep reading, click here: Reverse ageism: why do companies avoid Gen Z workers?