Wrongful Termination for Jury Duty
Can an Employee Be Fired for Serving Jury Duty?
No. Every individual has a legal duty to serve on a jury. In fact, an individual who fails to appear for jury duty will be found in contempt of court and is subject to fines and jail time. For public policy reasons, employers may not fire at-will employees who have been called to serve on jury duty. Otherwise, the whole judicial system would be compromised. If you are fired for serving on a jury, you may be a victim of wrongful termination.
Should I Hire a Lawyer if I was Fired for Serving on a Jury?
An employer cannot fire you for serving on a jury. If you are fired for serving on a jury, then you have probably been wrongfully terminated. An experienced employment law attorney can help you sue your employer and get compensation for losing your job.
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Last Modified: 09-06-2012 08:29 AM PDT