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Unfortunately, as the Supreme Court has noted, the law is not a civility code. There is no legal requirement that an employer be nice, polite or act professionally to its employees. Employers can't treat employees differently based on race, sex, national origin, skin color, religion, age over forty, disability or perceived disability, and in some places sexual orientation and gender identity. (There may be some other protected classifications depending on each state's individual laws, but those are the main ones for purposes of illustrating the point).
It's hard to know from these limited facts exactly what is happening and whether you may have potential recourse. If you are being treated worse than other employees based on a protected class, you have a right to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC will then either decide to proceed against the employer or will furnish you with a right to sue letter, which will give you the ability to bring your claim in court.
You should be aware that discrimination is difficult to prove, and the courts are generally predisposed against it, in large part because anti-discrimination laws are so often abused. You should carefully consider two factors before deciding to proceed. First, has your employer made disparaging comments about you based on your age, race, gender, creed, or national origin. Second, are you being treated worse that comparably placed employees (i.e., same or very similar job) who do not share the characteristic that is the focus of the discrimination (such as race etc.). Things to look out for include being disciplined for conduct tolerated from workers outside the protected class or for conduct that the employer/manager has engaged in.
One other thing to add is this --the employer putting their arms on you like that could be considered a battery -an unwanted, intentional touching. It's a criminal offense -a misdemeanor -and punishable by a fine and/or possible jail time (though that's unlikely in cases where there wasn't serious injury). So that is something your employer needs to carefully review, and you should know that if you wanted to, you could actually file a police report based on what happened.
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