The California Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments on whether stray discriminatory remarks by nondecisionmakers can constitute a basis for a hostile work environment claim. The trial court in Reid v. Google Inc. granted summary judgment for Google, finding that stray ageist remarks by employees who were not in a position to take action against the plaintiff were not sufficient to establish a claim for discrimination. The Court of Appeal reversed, stating, “We do not agree with suggestions that a ‘single, isolated discriminatory comment’ or comments that are ‘unrelated to the decisional process’ are ‘stray’ and therefore, insufficient to avoid summary judgment.” This decision would have allowed the plaintiff to present his case to a jury. The Supreme Court’s review means that the Court of Appeal’s decision no longer stands, and that the High Court will consider the issue anew. Stay tuned . .