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HR Tip: Jury service


These questions are being answered by Learn HR, a market leader in the provision of HR and payroll training and nationally-recognised professional qualifications.

Q: “One of our supervisors has been called up for jury service. What are our rights in this matter as his employer?”


  • You must not prevent the employee from attending otherwise you will be in contempt of court and could go to prison.
  • You must not take any detrimental action against the employee.
  • You are not obliged to pay the employee though many employers continue to pay wages reduced by the amount of juror allowances to which the employee is entitled.
  • You could make a plea to the court to postpone the employee's attendance because of the impact on the business but by definition this is just a delaying action so you may feel it better to get the thing out of the way now.

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