Employee has duty to work out notice period if relationship is cordial

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Michaud v. RBC Dominion Securities Inc. (2002). 118 A.C.W.S. (3d) 394 (B.C.C.A.)

At issue in this appeal was whether Michaud’s failure to mitigate his losses by working out the notice period for RBC properly resulted in a reduction of his damages for wrongful dismissal.

Michaud was employed as a regional manager with RBC for 19 years before his position was eliminated. RBC offered to employ him as vice-president and manager and to continue his salary as regional manager for two years.