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What if my employer does not want me to serve on a jury?

Jury FAQ

In accordance with Title 28, U.S.C. § 1875, "no employer shall discharge, threaten to discharge, intimidate or coerce any permanent employee by reason of such employee's jury service... in any court of the United States."  If the employer violates this law, he/she may be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000.00 for each violation and shall be liable for damages for any loss of wages or other benefits suffered by an employee.  Jury service is a citizen's obligation, and the employer has to provide the employee with the time to serve.



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Jury-Employer and Employment Protection