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Bubble tea boss is charged with assault after allegedly slapping and kicking one of his workers

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A man has been charged with assault after he allegedly slapped and kicked a woman at a bubble tea store over a wage dispute.

The 39-year-old man, believed to be her boss, was arrested on Tuesday evening after footage of the alleged assault went viral and sparked outrage online. 

He allegedly assaulted the 20-year-old female inside the store on Gouger Street, Adelaide, last Friday night.

A man has been charged with assault after he allegedly slapped and kicked a woman at an Adelaide bubble tea store

A man has been charged with assault after he allegedly slapped and kicked a woman at an Adelaide bubble tea store

The alleged incident occurred at a Gouger Street, Adelaide business last Friday night

The alleged incident occurred at a Gouger Street, Adelaide business last Friday night

South Australia police said in a statement they will allege the man assaulted the woman by striking her in the face and kicking her in the stomach. 

The man was bailed to appear before Adelaide Magistrates Court on May 7.  

The woman was treated at the scene by paramedics, before being taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital for treatment.

The video of the alleged incident showed a young female speaking in Mandarin to a man in a grey shirt before a second man wearing a black shirt believed to be her boss walked into frame.

South Australia police said in a statement they will allege the man assaulted the woman by striking the woman in the face and kicking her in the stomach

South Australia police said in a statement they will allege the man assaulted the woman by striking the woman in the face and kicking her in the stomach

In a translation posted by viewers of the clip, the young woman accused the man of using free labour. 

The man had allegedly refused to pay a $10 an hour wage because he claimed the woman was only working there during a trial period.  

Police investigations remain ongoing. 

This post was first published on DailyMail.

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