Video shows manager punch employee at New York Panera Bread restaurant

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The associates who were determined to be involved in the video no longer work for Panera.

A Panera Bread restaurant manager in Manhattan is out of a job after graphic video surfaced showing him punching a female employee and knocking her to the ground, PIX11 reports.

In the video posted on YouTube, the woman throws a bag of chips onto the ground and screams before the manager hits her twice. According to the user who uploaded the video, the woman had been thrown out of the restaurant, but came back and that's when the punches were thrown.

"You might wanna say she hit him first, but really he had full control over her the entire time, was throwing her around, I think she gets one slap in that was louder than it was painful," a witness told Gawker.

Panera later issued a statement about the video:
    "Today there were reports of a physical altercation between two associates at our Park Avenue South Bakery-Caf. We have a zero tolerance policy for violence and worked swiftly with authorities to investigate. The associates who were determined to be involved no longer work for Panera. The health and safety of our associates and guests will always be our top priority."
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