FALMOUTH — The former code enforcement officer has filed a lawsuit against the town, claiming that he was wrongfully fired nearly a year ago.

Albert Farris Jr., 64, of Brunswick, claims that he was fired without just cause or due process. The claim also names Town Manager Nathan Poore and Community Development Director Amanda Stearns as defendants.

According to Farris’ complaint, Poore presided over his termination hearing, during which Poore provided testimony supporting Farris’ termination. Poore then issued a termination letter on Sept. 28, 2010, stating that it was his decision to fire Farris.

Farris’ attorneys filed the complaint on Sept. 6 in Cumberland County Superior Court. The town’s attorneys filed a notice on Sept. 13 to move the case to U.S. District Court in Portland.

Farris is seeking compensation for lost wages, damage to his reputation, emotional distress and other damages.