Is an applicant entitled to compensation for loss of employment due to the employer’s failure to mitigate her loss by making reasonable efforts to obtain suitable employment?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Anderson v. Law Help Ltd., 2016 HRTO 1683 (CanLII):

However, the applicant is under a duty to mitigate her losses by making reasonable efforts to obtain suitable employment, and is only entitled to be compensated for those losses that could not have been avoided. The respondent, however, has the onus of proving the applicant’s failure to mitigate. See Heintz v. Christian Horizons, 2008 HRTO 22 at para. 265.

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