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Mitigation of Loss

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The courts of employment law

What Does ‘Mitigation of Loss' Mean?

You have a duty to mitigate your loss if you are unfairly or wrongfully dismissed. This means that you should minimise your losses by taking steps to find another job. The Employment Tribunal would not expect you to take the first job that comes along, particularly if it is a lower paid job but your Compensatory Award may be reduced if you don’t provide evidence that you have actively tried to find another job. There will be no deduction if you take reasonable steps to find alternative work and you are unsuccessful. If you do not take any

Last Updated: [12/09/2022]