Hi, I'm wondering what the specific penalties against me may be, because I hit a coworker. The coworker had followed me outside yelling at me for making a mistake. I verbally defended myself and asked her to walk away five times, told her she was not my manager and did not have authority over me, and I asked her to go and get the manager. The yelling became more abusive from her side, I yelled at her to get out of my face and said she had been bullying me since I started at my place of work, and she continued screaming at me and called me horrible obscenities three times. I told her to please go away and the yelling got louder. I felt extremely threatened and like it would escalate if I did nothing. I slapped her in the face (I lost control over myself - and the slap was not hard, it was extremely light, she laughed and no damage done and reported it to my boss). She went back to her home country yesterday and told my boss she did not want to press any legal charges (like assault), and the verbal abuse has been recorded that led up to the incident. I am wondering, what can the legal charges against me be if my boss decided to take me to court (which he said that he would not do)? I have never done anything like this before. I understand I will be resigning from my job. But what else is going to happen to me?