Q: What should I do if my employer assaulted me at work? Out of rage, my employer struck me in the face at work. There has been similar behavior in the past. The police were called and a report was filed. The officers said that the charges would likely stick. Should I seek some sort of civil action against my employer as well? Would I need an employment lawyer or a personal injury lawyer for a case like this?
The employer should not have assaulted you and yes his/her behavior is wrong, but what are your damages? Is it worth $1,000 or $500? Is it worth $100? I have no way of knowing, but there is a more important question you need to answer. Why do you want to work there? Beyond the answer to that question one has wonder how long will your employer keep you employed?
You know some problems have no good legal solution and this appears to be one of them. The best answer to your question may lie in a personal solution to which the law is incapable of providing an answer.