Abusive leadership can be morally and ethically detrimental to organizations and their employees. A 2017 paper \u201cAbusive Supervision and Employee Deviance: A Multifoci Justice Perspective,\u201d published in the Journal of Business Ethics, shows that no one, not even the toxic boss, benefits from this approach. The research, which was based on a meta-analysis of 79 independent research studies involving over 22,000 individuals, found that when employees deal with abusive supervisors, they retaliate against their boss and their organization. Typical examples of acting out include showing up late or choosing not to work as hard. This can contribute to underperformance of the organization and elevated stress for everyone. The paper also reveals that employees led by toxic individuals tend to emulate abusive behaviour in their interactions with their colleagues and are more likely to bully their coworkers. It is a learned social response and the ultimate negative example of paying it forward.