West Hartford, CT asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Connecticut

Q: Do I have any legal standing with both the city official and my job?

I was just insulted and belittled by a city official regarding a building I manage. The city official used profanity and said no one here even speaks inglish and continued to yell and when I asked for his name he got 3inches from my face and was yelling at me with over a dozen workers present that witnessed it all. I called the police at which time he told me I would go to jail and did not wait for the police. I did take a picture of his license plate and got a police report. To make matters worst I told my boss and he stated for me not to get the company involved which made me feel worst. I do have a police report and I left my job as I felt the most stressing episode I'm my life. What can I do?

2 Lawyer Answers
Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Westport, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: I am sorry to hear about your situation with your former employer. You will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut to fully address your legal questions. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

Karen M. Hertz
Karen M. Hertz
Answered
  • Croton-On-Hudson, NY
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: A little more information is needed to fully understand what happened. Did you file a police report?

This conduct could be considered harassment, bullying and possibly assault. However, it is unclear what

happened? Did this occur while you were on the job?

Please note that this is not intended to provide legal advice, only to give an opinion.

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