(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.”