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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Boss Accused of Abusing Employee -- Literally -- Over Termination Letter

Posted By on Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 9:03 AM

click to enlarge I prefer a dumb boss to a mean one
  • I prefer a dumb boss to a mean one

Now this is what you call an abusive manager.

Police say a man was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of hitting one of his employees in the face after he fired her.  According to police reports, the man asked his employee to meet him at a coffee shop on Tuesday afternoon. When she showed up, he informed her that he was firing her.

He then asked her to sign some paperwork acknowledging the termination. He told her he also wanted to get some things from her house that belonged to his company. The woman went to her house on the 400 block of Madrid Street and gathered his property. Her now former boss showed up with a witness to collect everything.

According to police, the woman then handed her former boss a letter of her own regarding her termination, which she asked him to sign. The man got angry, refused to sign, then punched the woman, causing her head to hit the wall.

Perhaps he just didn't like being bossed around.

The woman hit the man with her purse, then pushed his face to get him away. And she probably took great pleasure in doing this. 

Her ex-boss then got into his vehicle and fled. The woman called police, signed a citizen's arrest, then took herself to the hospital for treatment, police said. Officers went back to the station only to find that the woman's ex-boss was already there ready to report her.

He acknowledged that he had gotten into an argument with the woman over a termination letter; however, he told police that she grabbed the letter from him, tore it in half, and -- like a true insubordinate -- scratched him in the face. He told police that that was when he pushed her in the face with an open hand.

Police listened to the man's story, then arrested him on suspicion of battery, which is always a sure sign of a hostile working environment.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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