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

Answers:

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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