by Michael Fox
And when the fact question is decided against you at the trial court, the presumptions strongly favor the appellate court affirming. Faced with a personnel file with no acknowledgement signed by the employee, the employee's affidavit that she did not receive critical parts of the arbitration program, and the trial court's ruling that there was no arbitration agreement, here is what the Court said:
We may not overturn the trial court’s decision unless that court could reasonably have reached only the opposite decision.
Managing the logistical issues of an arbitration program for an employer of any size is no small feat, but for a larger employer in numerous locations it is almost physically impossible to do so without some slip ups. It is amazing how often it seems the slip up had to happen with one who ultimately sues.