David I. Brody quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on potential liability for ‘OK Boomer’ in the workplace

December 9, 2019

David I. Brody, associate in the firm’s Employment Department, was quoted in the December 5th issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (MLW). His quote was featured in the “Snap Judgements” section of the paper, where various Massachusetts attorneys weighed in on the question, “Will any ‘OK Boomer’ age discrimination lawsuits actually be filed? Why or why not?”

Read the full article in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (subscriber content).

From the article:

“If an employer tolerates language like “OK, Boomer,” the workplace may become an unlawfully hostile environment for older workers. Age discrimination in employment is not uncommon, such as where an employer decides to provide growth opportunities for younger workers by pushing out older workers. Some employers are explicit; others are more discrete. Ultimately, age claims will continue to be filed and may increase if employers tolerate “generational” hostility in the workplace.”