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Protection of Jurors' Employment and Message to Employers

Your job is protected under Title 28 U.S.C.A. § 1875, which reads, in part:

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 statute:

  • 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 statute 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 $1000 for each violation as to each employee.


Proof of Attendance

If your employee is serving as a petit or grand juror and you would like a verification of this service, the juror may request a certificate of attendance at the time of dismissal, if not selected. If your employee is selected, the court will issue a certificate of attendance at the end of a trial, or weekly in the event of a lengthy trial.