Is the Office Bully Back?

Last Updated Aug 27, 2010 4:51 PM EDT

An ugly economy can often bring out the worst in employees and managers alike. If so, it could be costing you big at a time when you can't afford it. Studies show that bullies aren't just bad for morale — they also cost companies millions each year as they drive up turnover and absenteeism and drive down morale and productivity. We take a look at the phenomenon and its financial and legal repercussions, along with tips for what to do when you've got a bad apple on your team.

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