I'll try this again.
Question 1: If a person wins their case for defamation of character will the reward be reduced because they were working during that time to support their family?
Here's the scenario:
She was a VP in sales. Her lawyer has told her to continue looking for employment at or near the level she once held. As instructed she has done so and has been rejected time and time again. In fact, one head hunter said because of and article that appeared in a large metropolitan area she would have a hard time finding a position at her level because it painted her in a very negative light.
She also stated that her lawyer told her NOT to go and get just any job. He told her that if she were to take a position at a level below the VP level it would jeopardize her case.
I told her that this was crazy because I find it hard to believe that if you were once a VP or even the CEO and now you're now working at a minimum wage job or better, I would think that this would help prove your case rather than hurt it.