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Are you the owner in question?
Thank you. It is possible for an owner of a business to raise a grievance against another member of staff. Grievances are there for employees to air any concerns about any issues with the workplace so assuming that the owner is also an employee of the business, the grievance route is open to them. What is important though is that a grievance is dealt with fairly as far as possible. The main concern here is who will hear the grievance and make a decision on the outcome. If your daughter is the one who would usually be dealing with such matters and she is now in a position where she has to hear her own grievance, that is obviously going to give rise to calls of likely bias and unfairness. So if at all possible she should try and delegate this matter to the next most senior person in the business. It is still possible for her to hear this herself, but she just needs to ensure that it is dealt with as impartially as possible so that no claims of bias can realistically be raised. Alternatively, she may wish to get an outside party, like an HR consultancy to deal with the grievance, although of course that will incur additional costs.
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