Age-related comments in the workplace can lead to discrimination and legal consequences. The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects employees aged 40 or older, while Michigan law extends protection to all ages. Harassment based on age can create a hostile work environment and result in lawsuits. Employers should address such issues, educate employees about discrimination and bias, and promote a culture that values diversity.
Schafer, Jodi SPHR, SHRM-SCP
"Staff Matters: When Do Comments about Age Become Discriminatory?,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 104:
11, Article 6.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol104/iss11/6