Q: Can we reject work during site visits?
A: Rejecting work may increase your risk. While you may have the authority to reject or require additional inspection for work that does not appear to conform to contract documents, you do not have the professional duty to do so unless you assume it contractually.
The Risk Specialty Group and RLI Design Professionals are pleased to feature our Contract Tip of the Week series. Each week, we’ll review a question submitted by a design firm relating to the subject of contracts. Keep in mind, though, that these discussions are general in nature and in making specific business decisions, it’s important to review your options with a knowledgeable attorney.