Tim Garrett Discusses Potential for Age Discrimination in the Workplace

January 21, 2020
HR Executive

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Tim Garrett discussed the potential for age discrimination in the workplace when companies focus too much on recruitment of young employees. The article argues that by focusing solely on young talent, organizations miss out on the “perspective” and “expertise” that baby boomers can offer customers and fellow employees.

“It often manifests itself in what I call lazy language—when somebody says that they want to cultivate a ‘youthful environment’ when what they really mean is a ‘vibrant environment,'” said Tim Garrett. He added that firms that try to recruit new workers solely on social-media sites that cater to younger job seekers can risk accusations of age discrimination.

The full article, “How to Keep Baby Boomer Workers Happy,” was published by HR Executive on November 4, 2019, and is available online. Tim’s quotes were also included in the January 20 MSN article, “Annoying Issues Boomers Encounter When Looking for Work.”