There are ways to deal with a troublesome employee.

This particular method was quite shocking, to say the least.

A Connecticut chiropractor has been charged with assault for allegedly electrically shocking an employee who had bad mouthed fellow employees.

The Hartford Courant reports that William DeAngelo, who heads the Neuro-Spinal Center in Stratford, was charged Thursday with third-degree assault.

A female employee told police that she was ordered by the DeAngelo to lie face down on a table while he delivered electric shocks to her back until she cried to "teach her something" for her insubordination.

DeAngelo defended his actions, telling police he had received several complaints about the woman from patients.

DeAngelo currenlty remains free on a promise to appear in court.