Small-business employees are more likely to face abuse, study finds
Bosses’ behavior included forcing employees to work long hours and threatening behavior
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Seventy-nine percent of respondents in small businesses reported abuse.
Working at a small business can have a lot of upsides. But it may also increase your chances of being harassed or subjected to emotional abuse.
According to a study published in the Journal of Ethics and Entrepreneurship by Dale Eesley and Patricia Meglich, workers at firms with 50 or fewer employees reported more abuse from their supervisors than those at larger businesses. The abuse included everything from forcing long hours on workers to yelling and behaving in a threatening way.