Is purposefully preventing a hypoglycemic from eating assault in Ohio

I am a known diagnosed hypoglycemic.A
self proclaimed disgruntled employee I
supervise repeatedly delays work
lunch breaks so that I don’t get to eat
at all. I have doctors orders stating
that I have to be allowed a 5-10 min
break every two hours to eat that the
company as a whole doesn’t honor. Is
the above mentioned employee legally
guilty of assault by intentionally
preventing me from eating?

Asked on June 9, 2017 under Personal Injury, Ohio


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, it is not assault. Assault is purposeful unpermitted contact (e.g. shoving or hitting someone), or using *violence* or the threat of violence to put someone in fear or apprehesion of being attacked. What you describe may be wrongful in some ways, but it is not assault.

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