Ex-Google Worker Wins Day In Court In Age Bias Fight

Law360, New York (August 5, 2010, 4:37 PM EDT) -- The Supreme Court of California affirmed a ruling Thursday that revived an ex-Google Inc. employee's age bias suit against the search engine giant, refusing to disregard as evidence “stray comments” about the ex-worker's age made by his colleagues.

The high court's unanimous opinion affirmed an appeals court's decision to reject the so-called stray comments doctrine in the suit brought by Brian Reid, an ex-director of operations and engineering whom Google fired when he was 54 years old.

"They said the remarks about him being too old...
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