SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The man fired as leader of Oregon’s workers compensation agency after just three months on the job has filed notice of a lawsuit.

The Salem Statesman Journal reports that John Plotkin alleges his predecessor at SAIF wanted the job back, or wanted continued influence, and worked with executives still at the agency to get him ousted.

After he refused to resign, SAIF’s board of directors fired Plotkin in May, citing inappropriate comments.

Meanwhile, The Oregonian reports that newly released public records show at least four employees say their words were twisted, or fabricated, to build a case against Plotkin.

The agency declined to comment. The former chief executive officer, Brenda Rocklin, didn’t return calls.

Plotkin moved from Colorado for the job. His notice says he’d like it back.

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