This has occurred multiple times in my time working here and most of them occurred before I was 18 so I was wondering if that is also considered child abuse I never really spoke out about it because I was scared of losing my job. I have a couple witnesses that work with me that go through the same. I feel like he should not have the right to smack us on the back of the head.
You are right. He should not be smacking you on the back of your head. This is a form of workplace violence. If you are in an organization large enough to have an HR department or person, you need to report it to that person. Do it in writing and be specific about when, how many times, and the names of witnesses. If there is no HR report this in the same manner but to the top person in the company.
If the company does nothing about this conduct, or you face any kind of retaliation for reporting it, you should locate and consult with an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible to explore your facts and determine your options. I would suggest you look either on this site in the Find a Lawyer section, or go to www.cela.org, the home page for the California Employment Lawyers Association, an organization whose members are dedicated to the representation of employees against their employers.
Most employment attorneys who practice this area of law work offer a free or low cost consultation in the beginning and then, if the matter has merit and value, will usually agree to work on a contingency basis, meaning you can hire an attorney without paying any money until the matter results in a positive outcome for you. Many advance all the costs of the litigation as well. Do not let fear of fees and costs keep you from finding a good attorney.
Good luck to you.
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