MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) - A St. Paul woman who showed up late for work and was told she would likely be out of a job has been charged with assault after she allegedly picked up a sharp metal plate and used it to beat her boss in the head and face.

Reports say that Waashon Dorliae was charged Thursday with second-degree assault.

The 25-year-old allegedly said she needed to use violence because her boss fired her, and he can't do that.

The victim suffered multiple cuts to his face and head before falling to the ground. The incident happened Oct. 30 after Dorliae showed up late at Valmont Coatings Applied Coating Technology in Mendota Heights.

A message left with Dorliae's attorney wasn't immediately returned to The Associated Press Friday.