The engineer fired by Google after he blasted the company’s diversity policies can try to argue he was unfairly dismissed, but legal experts say he has an uphill battle in court.

James Damore said Monday he was “exploring all possible legal remedies” after the internet giant terminated him over his 3,000-word manifesto that criticized Google for creating a “politically correct monoculture” that ignores differences between the sexes. Damore also submitted a complaint Monday with the National Labor Relations Board.

“He would have to show that if a woman had made similar comments about women’s superiority for jobs, that woman in a similar situation would not have been terminated,” said Shannon Farmer, a partner at Ballard Spahr who represents employers. “That’s probably a hard thing to prove.”

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