A San Francisco waste management company is fighting back against wrongful death allegations waged against the company over an accountant’s suicide, saying the meeting a lawsuit blames for his death was conducted via videoconference, which “makes the claim of ‘false imprisonment’ absurd on its face.”

In an email to Law.com, Recology Inc. spokesman Robert Reed said the company will “vigorously” defend itself against the lawsuit from the family of 15-year employee Adam Tabak, who died in January.