Mitigation: To Deduct Or Not To Deduct Earnings? That Is The Question.
The legal corollary of an employer’s obligation to provide reasonable notice of termination is the employee’s duty to mitigate the damages flowing from a wrongful termination. The operation of the duty to mitigate was described by the Supreme Court of Canada in Red Deer College v. Michaels1 as follows:
If, however, the employee can obtain other employment, he can avoid part at least of these damages. Therefore, in an action by the employee against the employer […]