Arbitrator Rejects Failure to Accommodate Claim
Our client Ricoh Americas Corporation was sued by a former member of its sales force who alleged her disability was not reasonably accommodated, and she sought more than $250,000 in damages. The case was heard in arbitration in Seattle. We established that the company had the ultimate authority to determine and implement accommodations of its choosing, and we proved that the employer acted appropriately in accommodating its employees. The arbitrator returned an award completely in the company’s favor.