Saying ‘OK Boomer’ at work could get you fired

Weird News

(KETK) – Millennials, beware! While the generation has found a response to being called snowflakes, insulting an over-40 co-worker could get you fired, thanks to the Age Discrimination Act of 1967.

Millennials have taken up the phrase to dismiss criticisms of the Baby Boomer generation (1946-1964) and even Gen X babies (1965-1984).

But the Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discrimination against people 40 and over.

Use of the phrase could be considered to create a “hostile work environment,” according to Inc., which constitutes “behavior that violates the law-such as age, race, or sex discrimination.”

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Right Now

Don't Miss

KETK Twitter & Facebook

Community Calendar