I was being bullied in my workplace by my "supervisor". She has yelled at me, swore at me, demeaned me in front of my co-workers, withheld information I needed to do my job, purposefully set me up for failure, purposefully tried to sabotage my work, she has dumped the majority of the font office work-load on me including her own work so that I have had to work through lunch and stay late on an almost daily/weekly basis amongst other things. After numerous attempts to discuss the situation with my boss, I told him that it would be in my best interest to resign. During a 2 hour telephone conversation with him, he admitted that he too felt threatened by this individual because (he said) she is a very spiteful person who he is afraid may try to sabotage his computer system because she knows so much about it. He asked me if I would consider coming back to work if she wasn't there. I said that I didn't want to name names but if the "situation" didn't exist, yes, I would love to come and work for him as I love my job and great joy out of helping the patients in the practice. He asked me to "take a few days off" so he would have time to work on the situation. This was a Friday. He said that he would have a meeting on Tuesday and then I should expect to be back to work on Wednesday. On Tuesday afternoon I received a message from my boss saying that because an emergency "work-in" patient there hadn't been enough time to have the meeting and that it would now take place on Thursday. However, since he wouldn't be in the office on Friday, he asked me to wait until Monday to come back to work. Upon hearing the message I called him but did not reach him so I left a voicemail message letting him know that I had received his message and that I was willing to wait until Monday to come back to work but I needed to make sure that I was going to be paid for this time off. Wednesday night at 9:30 he finally called me and said that he had been able to speak with a "few of the ladies" and that they had agreed that they wanted me to come back. He said that everyone" had agreed to be nicer and more "service-oriented". He also said that he feels "responsible" for helping my supervisor change and become a better person. And, despite the fact that he told me that while I was "out" he had had (2) patient complaints about my supervisor and that she had "lost her temper" with one of the patients. Never-the-less, she was staying. He didn't mention anything about pay so I asked him again. He said, "well, you've exhausted all your vacation, sick days and personal days so you'll only be paid for the one day you worked. I respectfully pointed out that he had asked me to stay home this last week, I had not requested the time off. He said that he had to be "fair" and "just" and since I had not worked the days I would not be paid. I decided that I would not go back to work for him since the "bullying" situation had not really been resolved and I that because of my previous experiences with this person and situation, did not see it ever really changing. I felt that it would be in my best interest to look for work elsewhere. Of course, there is more to the story but based on what I've written, do you think I am eligible to collect unemployment based on the fact that I was forced to leave my job because of the hostile work environment? Can I get him to pay me for the days that he asked me to stay home while he "worked on resolving the situation"? Please respond ASAP. I need to know the best way to handle this situation. I am a single mother of 2 and now do not have any income. Thank you.