Linda Fry which to recover the back pay that she would have earned the 16 months between July 2014 and November 2015 as a result of her mistaken termination from Redemption Lodge. Redemption Lodge claims that it does not owe Ms. Fry any back pay as a result of her failure to mitigate damages as required. In the initial weeks after the termination, Ms. Fry was too upset to begin an effective job search. However, approximately a month after her termination, she began her job search by searching on Craigslist, which lead to her sending out about ten applications. It was also during this time that she was able to obtain a letter of recommendation from Redemption Lodge. Through her efforts she was able to secure a position at the JW Marriot Hotel. However, as a result of scheduling issues, the hotel wanted her to work the nightshift for thirteen days out of each month, she was unable to accept the offer. After that, Ms. Fry contacted the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency for assistance. Through their help, Ms. Fry was able to secure a number of interviews for positions including at the Detroit MGM, the Grand Rapids Airport Hotel, and the Grand Rapids Hampton Inn. Despite securing job offers from these employers, Ms. Fry turned each down as it would have meant submitting to a long commute or working in a position that she was not interested in doing. In March 2015, Ms. Fry was again able to find work in reception, a positions that she wanted, but because the hotel was too far away, she again it down. In April, she was able to find a job as a teacher in a local school, but after two weeks decided to give the position up as it was too exhausting and her students disrespected her. Soon after this, Ms. Fry learned that Redemption Lodge would rehire her to the same position that she had held originally.
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