Fired employee loses award by refusing return-to-work offerEmployer offered job back for balance of notice period after failed severance negotiationsBy Natalie MacDonald06/04/2008|Canadian Employment Law Today When an employee is terminated, he has a duty to mitigate his damages by looking for another job. But what happens when the very employer that just showed him the door gives him the option to work out the notice period? Most employees would likely reject such an idea, and many employers might not be jumping on that bandwagon either. But last month, the country’s top court upheld a ruling stating an employee in the Yukon had a responsibility to return to work with the employer that fired him in order to mitigate his wrongful dismissal damages. The fallout from the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Evans v. Teamsters Local Union No. 31 To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.