In short, no, you should never be forced to resign because of workplace bullying, discrimination or any other form of harassment. However, every situation is different, and you should always do what’s best for your physical and emotional health and wellbeing.
In order to help you make the correct decision, we’ve worked through some of the complexities of workplace bullying in the following article. Note, however, that this is a very complex subject, which means that we certainly haven’t covered everything in detail.
Similarly, remember to seek professional help if you’re suffering from poor mental or physical health as a result of bullying.
What Is Workplace Bullying?
In general, there’s actually no clear definition of what constitutes workplace bullying. However, it’s very easy to develop a logical definition. Bullying can be thought of as:
“Any actions or behaviour, intentional or not, that is offensive, malicious, insulting or intimidating, along with abuses of power designed to humiliate, injure or undermine the victim”.