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I was a travel rn for a company on a 13 week assignment. The

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I was a travel rn for a company on a 13 week assignment. The hospital I was contracted to terminated my contract on 8th week of the 13 week of the assignment. Does the company that hired me and assigned me to that hospital owe me for the remaining 5 weeks. The contract only states that I would owe the company if I terminate the contract before the 13 week assignment ends.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: California Employment Law
Expert:  Tina replied 4 years ago.
Hello and welcome,

Does the contract indicate the company can terminate the contract in some manner prior to the end of the 13 week period?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Nowhere on the contract that the service agreement can be terminated. I just read the service agreement.

Expert:  Tina replied 4 years ago.
Hello again, and thank you for the additional information.

It appears the company breached the contract, and you would typically be entitled to the wages you would have received through the balance of the contract, less any other wages you were able to earn at a different job since the law normally requires a party to mitigate their losses where a breach of contract is involved.

So if you were able to locate other work before the remaining 5 weeks had lapsed, a court would typically reduce the amount you should receive for the breach by the amount you received from other sources during that time.

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