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I am very sorry to hear about this experience at work. In general, few laws govern workplace conduct and it is not illegal to humiliate someone unless the employee is being targeted on the basis of a legally protected trait such as race or religion (i.e. yelling racial slurs or making obscene sexual gestures). The law does not impose a "civility code" in the workplace and so rude, hostile and disrespectful behavior will not be actionable on any legal theory.
Of course, an employee who is subjected to such behavior has the absolutely right to stop working for such an employer. If the employee can demonstrate that no reasonable person would have remained employed under the circumstances, they can collect unemployment benefits even though quitting generally results in disqualification.
As for what to do, the distinction between resigning and being terminated under these circumstances is negligible, since any termination would be the result of your voluntary decision not to come into work. Either way, essentially, it is you who are choosing to become unemployed. Formally resigning will at least give you the benefit of being able to truthfully tell employers in the future that you resigned from this position, which may be beneficial. So, for that reason, being forced to choose between resigning and being fired for not coming into work, resigning would typically be the better option.
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