Labor Code section 230(a) provides that an employer may not discharge or in any manner discriminate against an employee for taking time off to serve as required by law on an inquest jury or trial jury, if the employee, prior to taking the time off, gives reasonable notice to the employer that he or she is required to serve.
If the employee is on Telephone Standby, they will call a recorded message or check our website to find out whether they have to report. At the end of one week, Telephone Standby jurors not requested to report will have fulfilled their service obligation.
Time sheets will be provided to your employee to clock in and out. Please note that time sheets cannot be recreated, so you may wish to remind your employee to provide a clocked time sheet to you. After their jury duty, your employee can request a Work Certificate through the juror portal.
Please refer to the Judicial Council of California's Employer Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
The California Labor Code protects jurors. It is against the law to fire or harass an employee who is summoned to serve as a juror. However, you should let your employer know well in advance, as soon as you receive your summons. You should contact the court if you have a problem with your employer because of jury service.