The former executive director for the Rhode Island Board of Elections is now suing the state for the way they handled his firing.
Robert Kando filed the complaint in district court Monday.
He claims the board violated the open meetings act and did not provide him with an opportunity to speak prior to his termination.
The board voted 4 to 2 to fire Kando on August 31st following a series of suspensions and complaints against him.
Kando is now seeking a jury trial.