Our expert says:
re: Verbal Abuse from Employer
If there has been verbal abuse and it's not tolerable you need to raise an internal grievance procedure and work through the various channels of the grievance procedure. Alternatively the matter can be referred to the CCMA.
If you had in your resignation you do lose out as you can't claim UIF and you can't normally claim that you've been unfairly dismissed. There could be a constructive dismissal but you must show that you've been through all the internal channels to try and stop the abuse.
If you ask to be retrenched they will probably refuse that because it's going to cost them a lot of money and probably won't get you anywhere.
If you can at all put up with it and answer back it might lead to a disciplinary hearing and dismissal which you can challenge in the end.
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