Takeaway: How to Deal with a Toxic Boss

Researchers in Finland found that workers who felt they were being treated fairly on the job had a lower incidence of coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death in Western societies.

ABC's workplace contributor had the following advice for people working for a toxic boss:

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Insist on respect. Often, if you call a person on their bad behavior, they'll try to change, and it makes it clear that you won't tolerate this behavior.

Document behavior. You should document what's going on with as much detail as possible, especially if it's an ongoing problem.

Report the behavior. If you still see no change, you should report the behavior. Most employers take these complaints very seriously because they want to avoid litigation.