Mowery Youell & Galeano, LTD is pleased to report a substantial favorable verdict by one of its attorneys on an age discrimination case previously reported in its September 10, 2012 blog. In Richard W. Warden v. Ohio Department of Natural Resources, ___- Ohio- ___, Court of Claims Case No. 2011-01232 (Apr. 4, 2012), the Ohio Court of Claims concluded that ODNR discriminated against Warden, a former retired employee, by rejecting him for re-hire under a policy that excluded the re-hire of all former retired employees. The Court found that the policy had a disparate impact upon former employees over 40 years of age who had retired and pursued re-hire into employment at ODNR. Since Ohio Revised Code 4112.14 protected individuals over 40 years of age from discrimination in hiring, the Court ruled that ODNR's no-rehire prohibition violated the statute.