See Fair Work Act 2009 s.392(2)(d)
When considering ordering compensation it is necessary to consider what steps a person has taken to mitigate their loss.
This means that a person must provide evidence that they have taken reasonable steps to minimise the impact of the dismissal.
What is reasonable depends on the circumstances of the case.
A person is not required to take unreasonable steps to mitigate their loss such as:
- expending money, or
- destroying or sacrificing their property rights.