Orange Police responded to the VIP store at 170 Boston Post Road for a reported disturbance involving store employees on Dec. 28 at 5:04 p.m.
During the investigation, officers learned that Holly Saunders, 34, of New Havent, he manager of the store, attempted to counsel her employee, Jacqueline Ferraro, 26 of Branford, regarding her work performance.
A loud argument ensued, which later turned physical when Saunders struck Ferraro in the head.
According to the report, other store employees intervened and separated the two.
Both were subsequently taken into custody. Saunders was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace. Ferraro was charged with second-degree breach of peace.
Both were released on promises to appear in court Jan. 11.