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Ina Fried Feb 15
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Microsoft and IBM in legal fight over diversity chief

Lindsay-Rae McIntyre
Lindsay-Rae McIntyre. Photo: Microsoft

Public fights over tech defections are rare, but not unheard of. That said, a dispute over a chief diversity officer is a new one.

Microsoft announced Sunday it hired IBM chief diversity officer Lindsay-Rae McIntyre to fill the same role at the software maker. IBM quickly followed up with a lawsuit, alleging McIntyre was in violation of a non-compete agreement.