Duty to Mitigate Damages | NJ Employment Law

By Thomas McKinney

If you have been terminated and have filed a lawsuit against your former employer, the NJ Employment Law requires that you try and mitigate your damages. This means that you will have to actively look for work and try to find a job to lessen the amount of damages you suffered for lost pay. We recommend that you create a weekly job search routine where you search a couple of newspapers, subscribe to online job sites (i.e. monster.com) and contact friends and former colleagues to see if they are aware of any openings. You should keep a journal of your job search activities and keep a copy of all cover letters and resumes sent to prospective employers. Your damages in your NJ Employment Law case may be cut-off if the court finds that you did not do enough to try and mitigate your damages.

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About the Author
Tom McKinney is an experienced NJ Employment Lawyer in all major areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, overtime violations, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, LAD, FLSA, and all other employment law claims. Tom is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to forming the firm, Tom practiced at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, NJ. If you have any questions regarding this article, contact Tom here today.