In a calm, constructive way, let these people know: Take legal action if you must, but do so as a last resort. I find that ridiculous!! Getting too psychologically enmeshed in them just makes you a wazzock. Management gurus and executives are constantly ranting about the importance of commitment, passion, and giving all you have to a job. What a joke it all really is I have given up on fairness in the workplace. But what about when the jerk is a coworker?
Unless they find a guiding light to keep the bearings, and stay low to the ground, good people get lost. They rely on their guns, not their minds, which enslaves the people who work for them out of using their minds either. A person who has confused intimidation with persuasion, or leadership, behaves poorly all the time. Loading comments… Trouble loading?
Consider a different job as a last resort. She kicked the prior manager out. Look at how really really offended I am! Managers are often faced with tough decisions that will negatively affect people, and they make the best choice they can.