Information for Employers

MESSAGE TO EMPLOYERS AND PROTECTION OF JURORS’ EMPLOYMENT

A juror’s job is protected under Title 28, USCA § 1875, as follows:

“No employer shall discharge, threaten to discharge, intimidate, or coerce any permanent employee by reason of such employee’s jury service, or the attendance or scheduled attendance in connection with such service, in any court of the United States.”

Any employer who violates the provision of this section

“…shall be liable for damages for any loss of wages or other benefits suffered by an employee by reason of such violation;

 

may be enjoined from further violation of this section and ordered to provide other appropriate relief, including but not limited to the reinstatement of any employee discharged by reason of his jury service; and

 

shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than $1,000 for each violation as to each employee.”

PROOF OF ATTENDANCE

 

Jurors will be given (or may request) a certificate of attendance when they are dismissed.