Reverse ageism: why do companies avoid Gen Z workers?

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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 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

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