Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.
Who can I talk to about an inspector making public profanity comments in a public building to me? As background, I am a contract security guard. An inspector was explaining something to my partner and when I asked a question he yelled at me and used profane language.
I assume the inspector you mention is a federal employee. As a contract employee, you should report the incident to your company’s management and ask them to report it to the contractor’s technical representative at the agency. The conduct you describe is potentially actionable, although, because of the Privacy Act, you may never learn if any action is taken.
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