Survey Says Employers Attribute The Rise In Lawsuits To Generation Z

  • Generation Z is taking over the American workforce, one year at a time.
  • Employers are now left navigating toxic waters, they have complained. 
  • Business owners believe Zoomers are more likely to sue. 
  • Experts warn employers might have to adjust their management style.

( – Generation Z takes a lot of criticism for being softer than the generations that came before them. Of course, that’s a common complaint from one generation to the next; Millennials were similarly criticized in their youth. A new survey has uncovered another issue: employers allegedly take a risk every time they hire a Zoomer.

Shocking Poll

A new RedBalloon Freedom Economy survey found that 57.4% of employers said employees who are a part of Gen Z (ages 12-27) are the “most likely” to sue them. The conservative company, which seeks to place non-woke employees with non-woke employers, surveyed 80,000 small business owners as part of its report.

Newsweek reported that Andrew Crapuchettes, the CEO of RedBalloon, said employers were “facing a minefield of litigation risks” in the current market. He said that every move an employer makes “carries legal exposure” with it and that’s why it’s so important for an employer to have a “proactive risk management” team in place.

Although employers view Zoomers as a risk, they are likely going to have to make a shift and be more open to the new generation’s workplace expectations because they are replacing Baby Boomers. By 2025, they will make up more than a quarter of the global workforce.

Crapuchettes explained that employers who want to succeed have to be “laser-focused on managing risks” while still hiring the workforce that they need. Although it’s difficult to balance both, it’s “essential.”

Toxic and Divisive

In March, another Freedom Economy Index report, conducted by RedBalloon and PublicSquare, found that employers believed Gen Z was less reliable and more toxic than previous generations. Sixty-eight percent of small business owners responded to the survey by saying the generation was the “least reliable.”

Fewer than 4% of respondents said Generation Z aligned with their culture at their business. They were also accused of being more likely to cause division in the workplace.

One employer said Gen Z employees thought they should get a promotion for just going to work every day. Another spoke about the generation’s “absolute delusion, complete lack of common sense, and zero critical reasoning or basic analytical skills.”

One business owner reported that Gen Z employees at his company expected perks, huge annual pay increases, extensive benefits, the option of working remotely, and high-end coffee in the breakroom.

Dan Space, a human resources consultant, told Newsweek that employers should understand that Gen Z saw what happened to Millennials before them and aren’t interested in being treated the same way.

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