What is an obligation of a dismissed employee to mitigate the losses arising from her dismissal by taking the steps that a reasonable and prudent person would take to find employment?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Renard v. Facet Decision Systems Inc., 2010 BCSC 1908 (CanLII):

I begin by setting out the legal framework for my decision. A dismissed employee has an obligation to mitigate the losses flowing from her dismissal by taking the steps that a reasonable and prudent person would take to find employment: Red Deer College v. Michaels 1975 CanLII 15 (SCC), [1976], 2 S.C.R. 324.

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