By judgment dated March 14, 2016 (the “judgment”),
Ms. Brake was awarded $104,499.33, plus pre-judgment interest
 PJ-M2R appeals. Its position on appeal is that Ms. Brake
was not wrongfully terminated; Ms. Brake’s refusal to accept the
position as a first assistant amounted to a failure to mitigate,
thereby disentitling her to damages; the trial judge erred in setting a notice period of 20 months; and the trial judge failed to
properly account for income that Ms. Brake earned during the
 For the reasons that follow, I would dismiss the appeal.
 The following recitation of the facts draws heavily from
the trial judge’s reasons, including his findings of fact at
para. 4(a)–( v).
 Ms. Brake started working at McDonald’s restaurants in
1986 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. In 1999, she moved to
Ottawa and began working for PJ-M2R in its McDonald’s
 At the commencement of Ms. Brake’s employment with
PJ-M2R, she received a letter from Mr. McKenna (the “credit
letter”) that reads as follows:
This letter is to confirm Esther Brake length of service credit.
Esther joined us in July of 1999. She worked for 13 years in Corner Brook
prior to joining PJ-M2R Restaurants. 50% of her service time will be credited towards full time benefits. This means that she will be credited with
7 years of Full Time service as of 1999.
Perry McKenna Owner/Operator
 From 1999 to 2004, Ms. Brake worked for PJ-M2R in a
variety of capacities. In 2004, she was promoted to the position
of restaurant manager at one of PJ-M2R’s restaurants. In 2008,
she was transferred to manage PJ-M2R’s Kanata restaurant.
Her duties included managing another of PJ-M2R’s McDonald’s
restaurants that was located in a nearby Wal-Mart. In November of 2011, Ms. Brake was assigned exclusively to the Wal-Mart
 From 2000–2010, Ms. Brake received an overall rating of
“excellent” or better in all of her annual evaluations. In his reasons, the trial judge included many representative excerpts from
Ms. Brake’s various performance reviews over that period. Some
of those excerpts are set out below.