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Biz-Wreckers

Stop disgruntled employees from destroying your business.

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This story appears in the June 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

These days, disgruntled employees are seeking revenge against employers more than ever before-and they're resorting to sabotage and even violence. If you fear angry employees might tamper with machinery or your products just to get you back, you need to take action now, before it happens.

First, small companies should handle disgruntled employees the way big companies do, with established grievance policies. "When you give employees a way to vent, their anger doesn't build up and make them want to get back at you," says Dick McCormick, senior managing director of Westlake, California-based Business Risks International, a division of Pinkerton Consulting and Investigations.

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