Plaintiff's duty to mitigate damages in the COVID-19 era

This article from the Fall 2020 edition of the Labor Law Journal explores how a plaintiff's duty to mitigate his or her damages may evolve in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Section II details the current state of the law, focusing on alternative employment, the "lower sights" doctrine, and the role of continued education. Section III explores the effects of COVID-19 on a plaintiff's duty to mitigate. This section focuses in particularly on rising unemployment, industry upheaval, cataclysmic shutdowns, and the transformation to remote working. Section IV provides the conclusion.

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