Daughter of Seller, Hurting Buyer’s Future

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about buying a family-owned business disapproved by daughter:

I am buying the business I presently work at. The owner and I are good friends. Her daughter works part time, when needed. When she found out her mother was selling to me, she has been a bitch and tells our customers that I will be a failure and do not know how I financially will be able to run the business. I have been the manager for the past seven years. I need to get rid of her. She creates ill will in the workspace with the other employees. I cannot in good business ethics keep her on when I take over ownership in a few weeks. Do I just say, when the paper work is final, “Don’t show up”?

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