A 54-year-old former Google manager who claimed he was fired after a supervisor told him his opinions were “too old to matter” had his age discrimination lawsuit against the company reinstated by a state appeals court.

Reversing a Santa Clara County trial judge, the Sixth District Court of Appeal ruled Thursday that a jury deserves to hear evidence amassed by the ex-employee, Brian Reid, showing Google routinely gave older managers lower evaluations and smaller bonuses than their younger colleagues.