What is the duty to mitigate?

Recent layoffs at big tech firms such as Amazon, Microsoft, Hootsuite, Shopify and Twitter are a reminder that while an employer is obligated to pay severance, employees also have duties that may be overlooked.

Laid-off employees must mitigate their damages by making reasonable efforts to find alternative employment after being terminated.

Seek legal advice to review your severance package and ensure you are documenting your job search.