He alleges he was replaced by "employees who were much younger and who did not meet the minimum qualifications his position required as set forth in his job description."
Kerin says his termination was based, in whole or part, on his age and the action was in violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act. He believes that as a result he has suffered lost wages and embarrassment.
"As a direct and proximate result of the defendants' actions, plaintiff is entitled to damages for indignity, embarrassment and humiliation in an amount to be determined by a jury," the lawsuit says.
Kerin has called the action "willful and malicious" and is also asking for punitive damages.
After he left WVU, Kerin became director of Mylan Park, a non-profit community recreational facility.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Duke Bloom.Contact writer Cheryl Caswell at cher...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4832.