Mitigating the costs of wrongful dismissals

Wrongfully dismissed employees are entitled to damages in lieu of notice, but they have obligations too

Often employees believe upon termination they are legally entitled to lengthy periods of reasonable notice without any obligations and employee counsel will be quick to request same without factoring in the employee’s duty to mitigate. However, employees who are let go have a responsibility to try to improve their circumstances following dismissal, such as conducting reasonable searches for employment. It’s important for employers to understand this employee obligation if facing a wrongful dismissal suit.

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