Bullying bosses can make life a misery in the workplace. But research shows they could also wreck a marriage.
Stress caused by an abusive manager has a major impact on an employee’s partner, a study has found. This in turn affects the marital relationship and then the worker’s entire family.
The report also showed that the longer a couple had been together, the less impact the abusive boss had on the family.
Some 280 employees and their partners were questioned for the study. Three-quarters had children living with them.
Bullying behaviour was classed as tantrums, rudeness and criticism in public.