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The law requires your employer to take reasonable steps to protect you from violence in the workplace. If you feel that your physical safety is at risk and your employer isn't doing what they should to keep you physically safe, you can file a complaint with OSHA. Beyond filing an OSHA complaint, you can sue this employee for battery, but unless you suffered actual physical injuries it is unlikely that a jury would award any significant damages, and you might even wind up spending more on the lawsuit than you ever stand to recover. You can get a restraining order against this person if you feel that you are at physical risk, but the tricky thing about that is your employer will now have two employees who can't work together, and they will have to choose who they want to keep. No law requires them to choose you simply because you were the one who got the restraining order.
I think all of this is to say that while there are technically legal remedies available to you, none will be all that practical or effective at addressing the true problem, which is that your manager acted inappropriately and should face discipline for it. No law requires your employer to discipline your manager, much less terminate them. You can only really accomplish this by persuading them that such action is appropriate. This means continuing to follow up on your complaint and explaining that the touching was highly inappropriate and unprofessional. Of course, you are also always free to leave this job in favor of other employment where your manager treats you with all the respect you deserve.
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