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When duty calls: Don’t interfere with employees’ jury duty

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in Employment Law,Firing,Human Resources,Leaders & Managers,Performance Reviews

The Federal Jury Act makes it clear that employers may not “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.” Two recent cases show that courts won’t turn a blind eye to employers that fire workers because of jury service.

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