My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.
What you did was not appropriate and even though you did not touch him the gloves did. His reaction was over the top. You and him should both be counselled and as he is your superior he has to be told by the boss that his behaviour should be changed.
It was an overreaction to what you did and it can be seen as assault and if you wish to report it to the police they may charge him.
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