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Toxic bosses: When does ‘rude’ become ‘illegal’?

01/04/2013

As long as managers treat their employees alike—without regard to race, age, sex or other protected characteristic, and don’t otherwise violate the law—they can typically be as un­­pleasant as they want. Having a jerk for a boss isn’t grounds for a discrimination lawsuit. That said, it’s still a bad idea to tolerate toxic-boss behavior.

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